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n. Greek Mythology
The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.

[Latin Hermaphrodītus, from Greek Hermaphrodītos : Hermēs, Hermes + Aphrodītē, Aphrodite; see Aphrodite.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
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The classical world offers a rich source of material, from Roman brothel scenes to a reduced marble copy of the Borghese Sleeping Hermaphroditus of around 1800 and the sensuous soft-soap of 19th-century master carvers.
Nec hermaphroditus, etiam si in eo praevaleat sexus virilis.
Their topics include the sport of asses: A Midsummer Night's Dream, as you like it or what you will: Shakespeare's sonnets and Beccadellli's Hermaphroditus, desiring H: Much Ado About Nothing and the sound of women's desire, held in common: Romeo and Juliet and the promiscuous seductions of plague, and antisocial procreation in Measure for Measure.
The etymology of the term goes back to Greek mythology and denotes the name of the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, Hermaphroditus, who is transformed into an androgynous being.
The common palm civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus is a small carnivore occurring in a broad array of habitats on Borneo, including logged and unlogged forest, cultivated land, and the outskirts of villages and towns.
The non-endemic species, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus was found to be locally threatened.
Figura irrequieta e controversa, autor do celebre poema Hermaphroditus, com uma vida, na sua fase inicial, pautada por uma errancia algo goliardica, viria a ocupar mais tarde, gracas, por um lado, a sua condicao de doutor em canones e, por outro, a reputacao que lhe advinha de ser poeta laureatus, o posto de secretario real de Afonso de Aragao.
Drawing on the history of the hermaphrodite in Western art, the novel introduces Jan's hermaphroditism in a reference to the myth of Hermaphroditus, articulated through Kletkin's point of view:
Usually the individuals labeled by Charles Nisard as "gladiateurs de la republique des lettres" restricted themselves to words, but as the notorious conflicts surrounding Antonio Beccadelli's Hermaphroditus show, even then the level of obscenity could rise (or sink) to remarkable levels.
27) Ce terme concentre tout le probleme pose par l' hermaphroditus, repere comme un individu en marge des categories sociales et juridiques existantes.
A dating service in California, the Salmacis Society (named for the typically unheralded female nymph in Greek mythology who fused her body with the demigod Hermaphroditus to become part of a doubly sexed being), promoted "femme-femme" relationships between all sexes and genders.