posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:29 AM
So I'm reading up on Greek Mythology and I came across this legend. I had never heard of it before and thought I'd share it with you. I just found
it an interesting read and thought I'd post it here for those who might also be interested in it.
In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the youth Hermaphroditus bathed in a fountain at Salmacis. A nymph fell in love with him, but Hermaphroditus rejected her.
The nymph (sometimes called Salmacis) wrapped herself around him, praying that she might never be parted from him. Her prayers were answered as
their two bodies became one.
The waters in which he bathed were afterward said to deprive men of virility.
And that's how we get the word Hermaphrodite.
Everything has an origin.