Design a site like this with
Get started

Greek Myth XLV: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter IV – Cadmus, Semele, Actaeon, or Meet Dionysus’s Grandpa

Meet Dionysus’s family.

Okay, this episode also made me think of this statue of Hermes and baby Dionysus.

Discussion Prompts

  1. Semele, Zeus, and Hera. Discuss.
  2. Why do you think Athena tells Cadmus to sow the dragon’s teeth?
  3. How do you think Harmonia feels about being married to Cadmus?
  4. Which reason for Actaeon’s death sounds right to you? Why? And does he deserve his fate?

Published by Triumvir Clio

I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: