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“Theseus’ crime deified her. She gave that ingrate the winding thread and gladly swapped her perjured husband for Bacchus . . . He embraces her and mops her tears with kisses, and says: ‘Let us seek heaven’s heights together.
Just as with Thenea's previous posts on this topic, this is quite amazing. It speaks to me on a number of levels, particularly this, which has some relevance to why *my* Odin is the way He is: >>Zeus chose to present himself in a way that would best help Semele to develop into the goddess she was meant to be. It was not the whole of Zeus, not his truest face, nor even an accurate representation of what is actually at the transcendent heart of Zeus, as a deity.>> Uncomfortably true, but yes.