Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

GANYMEDE

Greek legendary mortal

Also known as Ganymedes

Cupbearer to the Gods and original gay icon

He was a beautiful youth who became a firm favorite around Olympus, and not just for bearing cups. Zeus in particular was extremely fond of him in a way which made Hera mad with jealousy.

After a while it became clear that Ganymede was causing something of a stir. He was out, he was proud and he was not sneaking around in women’s clothing in fear of being found out.

The newly-fledged homosexual community was delighted with this vindication from on high and gay mortals seized him to their breast. So to speak.

Ganymede Facts and Figures

Name: Ganymede
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ganymedes

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 998

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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