There are not a few for whom the mystery is repellent, who shrink from it as from hermaphroditus.
The Panormita; author, by the way, of the shameless 'hermaphroditus.'
The third painting represents hermaphroditus surrounded by six nymphs, variously employed.
The 'hermaphroditus,' therefore, deserves a prominent place in the history of Renaissance manners.
hermaphroditus, like Joseph, was the pattern and mirror of continence, and would not be seduced.
There was a famous statue of hermaphroditus by Polycles of Athens, probably the younger of the two statuaries of that name.