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Hermaphroditus

noun
  1. Greek myth a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
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  • There are not a few for whom the mystery is repellent, who shrink from it as from Hermaphroditus.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • The Panormita; author, by the way, of the shameless 'Hermaphroditus.'

  • Hermaphroditus, like Joseph, was the pattern and mirror of continence, and would not be seduced.

  • The 'Hermaphroditus,' therefore, deserves a prominent place in the history of Renaissance manners.

  • The third painting represents Hermaphroditus surrounded by six nymphs, variously employed.