Semele: The mortal that got burnt
Daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia.
Semele and Zeus:
Zeus the playboy god of Olympus, fell in love with Semele just like other zillion women.
The jealous Hera,wife of Zeus, wanted to break it off. She disguised herself as nurse Beroe and served Semele and gained trust with Semele.
When Semele became pregnant, Hera put an idea into her mind. She sowed seeds of doubt and jealousy in Semele.
Hera persuaded Semele to push Zeus to show his true-self ie god-like form to her.
Fire and the heat:
And the brainwashed Semele asked Zeus to reveal his true form and wasnt ready to take NO for an answer.
Zeus, revealed himself in his full lightning-ignited flame, and that killed the frail human Semele.
Before her body was cold, Zeus snatched the unborn fetus from her and sewed it into his own thigh.
The son, Dionysus born via seahorse pregnancy of Dionysus, with the permission of Zeus, went to the Underworld Hades and raised his mother Semele from the dead and brought her to Olympus and made her immortal goddess Thyone.
Daughter of celestial architect and designer Viswakarma. Sanjna and Surya:
From childhood she enjoyed outdoors just to enjoy the warmth of the sun, she loved Sun. The parents noted their daughter's crush and when it was right time, they married off Sanjna to the Sun the god Surya.
The fire and the heat:
She was happy before Summer, but around Summer, she started to feel the radiance and unbearable heat of Sun. She couldnt bear the glow and the heat and wanted to leave him.
She created a lookalike of herself Chhaya - Goddess Shadow and replaced her in her place. Then Sanjna morphed herself into a mare and left Sun and her three kids to a jungle to live far away from Sun's heat and radiance.
Sun didnt notice that he had been duped and continued with Chhaya instead of Sanjna for longtime. One day when his wife's curse on his kid Yama came to effect, he knew that Chhaya wasnt Sanjna. (Mom's curse on her own kid doesnt come true, yeah right).
After learning the truth from Chhaya, he went in search of Sanjna.
Not to tick her off, he morphed himself into a horse and chased her, lured her and reconciled with her and lived with her for a while before he brought her back home.
She gave birth to twins Ashvins- the divine horsemen.
I always wanted to have a identical twin sister for this reason. And wanted to give birth to identical twins. I got twins but fraternal twins :) Sun couldnt figure out that he was living with another woman but figured out based on cursing?
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Not able to break up with your galfriend? or need to divorce your wife?
" I showed my true form and my wife burned to ashes"
" This is not she, this is her lookalike, shadow "
you may be sent to psychiatric ward for a while, which is still a victory, right?