noun Classical Mythology.
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According to Preller, Semele is a personification of the fertile soil in spring, which brings forth the productive vine.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Bacchus brings his mother Semele from the Underworld to Olympus.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
The girls followed Kit into the library, as she went on a hunt after Semele, and here Amy faced her accusingly.Kit of Greenacre Farm|Izola Forrester
He had several children; among whom was a daughter Semele, esteemed the mother of Bacchus.
His mother, Semele, desired to see Zeus in all his glory, as he appeared when he made love to Hera.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
daughter of Cadmus and mother of Dionysus, from Latin, from Greek Semele, a Thraco-Phrygian earth goddess, from Phrygian Zemele "mother of the earth," probably cognate with Old Church Slavonic zemlja "earth," Latin humus "earth, ground, soil" (see chthonic).