Ovid's Metamorphoses And Dionysus Similarities

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There are many similarities that can be seen within the myths of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the authoritative Greek sources. One myth that I found intriguing that is found in both ancient sources is the birth of Dionysus (or Bacchus in Roman mythology). Dionysus’ birth can be found in Book III of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and in Apollodurus 3.4.3. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Cadmus’s daughter, Semele, has an affair with Jupiter and becomes pregnant. Juno is enraged and takes revenge of this infidelity by disguising herself as an old woman and convinces Semele to have Jupiter reveal his true form to her. Semele gets Jupiter to promise her a wish and when she wishes to see him in his true form, he has to comply. She dies due to her request and Jupiter
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