Hermaphroditus


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Hermaphroditus

(hərmăfrədī`təs), in Greek mythology, beautiful son of Hermes and Aphrodite. He scorned the nymph Salmacis, who prayed that they might never be separated. When Hermaphroditus swam in her stream, she combined with him, uniting male and female characteristics in one body—hence the origin of the word hermaphrodite.
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Furthermore, casting Jan as Hermaphroditus has metaphorical implications extending throughout the novel concerning the nature of Kletkin and Jan's differently gendered desires.
Hermaphroditus an ad testamentum adhiberi possit, qualitas sexus incalescentis ostendit.
At fifteen, Hermaphroditus stands on the verge between adolescence and adulthood.
In this picture Salamacis shows herself to be a calculating and ruthless wrestler, her gaze fixed and her abdominal muscles flexed, as she prises Hermaphroditus back over her thigh.
Furthermore, Achilles' resemblance to his mother (165) echoes the sketch of the adolescent boy Hermaphroditus in Ovid's Metamorphoses, before his body becomes fused with the female nymph Salmacis (Metamorphoses 4.
I had been fascinated by myths when I was a kid, particularly the few stories--Tiresias, Hermaphroditus, Caenus, the cross-dressed Thor--that seemed to reflect fantasies like mine.
Hermaphroditus was a boy melded with a nymph so that they could not be parted.
On the Renaissance Ovid see Leonard Barkan, The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986), and my essay, "The Mirror of Hermaphroditus," Sty/e 36 (2002): 169-85.
Order Family Taxon Primates Cercopithecidae Macuca fascicularis Pholidota Manidae Manis culionensis Carnivora Felidae Prionailurus bengalensis Mustelidae Amblonyx cinereus Mephitidae Mydaus marchei Herpestidae Herpestes brachyurus Viverridae Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Arctictis binturong Artiodactyla Cervidae Axis/Cervus spp.
She sprang upon him and urged the gods to make it so that she and Hermaphroditus would never again be separated.
However, this girl-becomes-boy bildungsroman does portray a change more dramatic than adolescence, and often seems to know it, as in its fleeting recognitions of Cal's difficulties in San Francisco, including getting beaten up in Golden Gate Park and working as Hermaphroditus in an underwater peep show.