Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

HERMAPHRODITUS

Greek Marriage God/dess

Also known as Hermaphroditos

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hermaphroditos

Gender: Male and female
Type: God/dess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Marriage
Area of expertise: Marriage

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1424

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

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