Note 14
by Erasmus

Folly refers to Bacchus' birth from the thigh of Jupiter. His mother Semele, tricked by a jealous Hera, had her request granted by Jupiter that he should come to her, as to Hera, in his full glory, which resulted in her death from his thunderbolts. Jupiter put the premature child into his thigh, whence in due course he was born.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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