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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.]
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(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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Moulton introduces the reader to Antonio Beccadelli's Hermaphroditus (ca 1425), a collection of controversial Latin epigrams that are direct and explicit in terms of sex and desire (and unfortunately, pederasty).
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While Rodin's models were indeed "two priestesses of the isle of Lesbos," Rodin explained to the important Danish collector and Carlsberg beer magnate Carl Jacobsen in 1907 that the particular Ovidian metamorphosis he really had in mind and tried to capture in his title was the tale directly following that of Daphnis and Chloe in Book IV of The Metamorphoses: the tale of the water nymph Salmacis, who falls in love with the boy Hermaphroditus (Le Normand-Romain 74).
Nec hermaphroditus, etiam si in eo praevaleat sexus virilis."
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