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HERMAPHRODITUS
Also known as HERMAPHRODITOS

A picture showing the legend of HERMAPHRODITUS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 02 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HERMAPHRODITUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HERMAPHRODITUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Both male and female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HERMAPHRODITOS
Popularity index : 392

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