The Latin name of Semelé, according to the pronunciation of the Romans; but
probably also a native deity, one of the Indigetes, presiding over the incitements to love and
passion (De Civ. Dei, iv. 11).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
The National Endowment for the Humanities provided support for entering this text.