GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

HERMAPHRODITUS

Picture of the Greek Marriage God/dess HERMAPHRODITUS from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek Marriage God/dess

Also known as HERMAPHRODITOS

His and hers God of Hermaphrodites

Tits and bits. Handsome man meets beautiful nymph in lakeside liaison and she ends up moving into his place. Literally. Two can live as cheaply as one when you share the same body.

HERMAPHRODITUS started as the handsome son of HERMES and APHRODITE until he got jumped by Salmacis, one of the NYMPHS. She was very persistent. She wanted to be with him body and soul — literally.

Despite his protests she clung on, praying to the Gods until some sort of holy cloning took place. The first example of genetic modification? The two wayward lovers fused together into the world’s first transsexual transvestite.

That kind of thing is all very well until you have your first real argument. And then you realize that you have to throw the crockery at yourself.

HERMAPHRODITUS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HERMAPHRODITUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Both male and female
Type : deity
In charge of : Marriage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HERMAPHRODITOS
Popularity index : 7593
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "HERMAPHRODITUS: God/dess of Marriage from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 1 September 2014.

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