Unicorns, Pegasus and other mythical beasts - part ll
|The Story of Semele|
|Birth of Dionysus by George Platt Lynes|
(Handel's version was kinder to Semele. In the actual Greek myth, jealous Hera convinced Semele to insist on seeing Zeus in his God form. When he showed her his true self she burst into flames. Zeus grabbed his son from the womb just in the nick of time and continued the pregnancy to term by placing the baby into his own thigh! )
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