Semele

30.00

Our sandals are hancrafted in Chania, Crete. Since it’s a family business, you can choose the color as well as the leather of your preference.

  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • Metal Platina Gold
  • Metal Rose Gold
  • Metal Silver
  • Natural Black
  • Natural Light Brown
  • Natural Natural
  • Natural Oil Dark Brown
  • Natural Oil Green
  • Natural Oil Orange
  • Natural Oil Petrol
  • Natural Oil Purple
  • Natural Oil Red
  • Natural White
  • Nubuck Beige
  • Nubuck Black
  • Nubuck Brown
  • Nubuck Ciel
  • Nubuck Dark Grey
  • Nubuck Green
  • Nubuck Khaki
  • Nubuck Light Grey
  • Nubuck Natural
  • Nubuck Orange
  • Nubuck Puce
  • Nubuck Taba
  • Nubuck Yellow
  • Stamped Brown Croco
  • Stamped Dark Brown Cracked
  • Stamped Red Croco
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Semele sandals are high quality leather sandals combining comfort with style. Their design is inspired by the priestess of Zeus and mother of Dionysus. The sandals are 100% handcrafted in our family business with “meraki”* in the island of Crete – Greece, from durable leather, tanned without the use of chemicals. This pair of sandals are easily matched with all clothes!

Product Details

Upper Material: Leather
Sole Material: Rubber
Heel Height: 1.5 cm
Linining & Inner Sole: Leather
Available leather styles: Nubuck, Natural, Metal, Stamped
Women’s Shoe Size Chart
US Europe UK Inches CM
5 35 2.5 9.05 23
6 36 3.5 9.37 23.8
6.5 37 4 9.64 24.5
7.5 38 5 9.84 25
8.5 39 6 10.07 25.6
9 40 6.5 10.27 26.1
10 41 7.5 10.59 26.9
11 42 8.5 10.98 27.9

How to find the correct footwear size

​​​​​​​1. Stand on a piece of paper and mark the distance from your longest toe to the heel end.

2. Measure the distance between these two marks to find out your foot length.

3. Repeat the same procedure also for the other foot (right and left foot are hardly ever the same in lenght. Please, always consider the longest one).

4. Don’t forget to save some additional room on the toe area.

Greek Mythology

Semele (/ˈsɛmɪli/; Greek: Σεμέλη Semelē), in Greek mythology, was the youngest daughter of the Phoenician hero Cadmus and Harmonia, and the mother of Dionysus by Zeus in one of his many origin myths.

In one version of the myth, Semele was a priestess of Zeus, and on one occasion was observed by Zeus as she slaughtered a bull at his altar and afterwards swam in the river Asopus to cleanse herself of the blood. Flying over the scene in the guise of an eagle, Zeus fell in love with Semele and repeatedly visited her secretly.

Zeus’ wife, Hera, a goddess jealous of usurpers, discovered his affair with Semele when she later became pregnant. Appearing as an old crone, Hera befriended Semele, who confided in her that her lover was actually Zeus. Hera pretended not to believe her, and planted seeds of doubt in Semele’s mind. Curious, Semele asked Zeus to grant her a boon. Zeus, eager to please his beloved, promised on the River Styx to grant her anything she wanted. She then demanded that Zeus reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his divinity. Though Zeus begged her not to ask this, she persisted and he was forced by his oath to comply. Zeus tried to spare her by showing her the smallest of his bolts and the sparsest thunderstorm clouds he could find. Mortals, however, cannot look upon the gods without incinerating, and she perished, consumed in lightning-ignited flame.

Zeus rescued the fetal Dionysus, however, by sewing him into his thigh (whence the epithet Eiraphiotes, “insewn”, of the Homeric Hymn). A few months later, Dionysus was born. This leads to his being called “the twice-born”.

When he grew up, Dionysus rescued his mother from Hades, and she became a goddess on Mount Olympus, with the new name Thyone, presiding over the frenzy inspired by her son Dionysus.

Source: Wikipedia

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