You've Been Thunderstruck (Semele and Zeus) Picture

watercolor, 2012

Zeus loved the mortal, Semele, but his jealous wife, Hera, appeared to Semele and convinced her rival to trick Zeus into revealing himself to her in the full magnificence of his divinity. Thus Semele was burned to a cinder by the splendor of Zeus and his lightning flash. From her ashes came Dionysus, the god of wine and madness. This painting portrays the surreal moment when lightning and body intermingle.

Olympus Inn page 1
W2: Details of Semele and baby
You've Been Thunderstruck (Semele and Zeus)
Olympus Inn page 2
Dionysus  Jimmy Page