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English: In Greco-Roman myth, Hermaphroditus is the son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged bodies with the nymph Salmacis, transforming him into an androgynous being. He originated from Cyprus as an androgynous Aphrodite (Aphroditus). After its introduction at Athens, Aphroditus was represented as a herm, thus creating a composite form of the gods Hermes and Aphrodite. More info

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