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    Hermaphrodite: a flower containing both male and female organs; a person or animal of both sexes.

    The child Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, the result of a secret love affair. For this reason he was entrusted to the nymphs of the isolated Mount Ida, who allowed him to grow up as a wild creature of the woods. After his encounter with the water-nymph Salmacis, he laid a curse upon the water. According to fable, all persons who bathed in the water became hermaphrodites.


    From a dense forest of tall dark pinewood,
    Mount Ida rises like an island.
    Within a hidden cave, nymphs had kept a child;
    Hermaphroditus, son of gods, so afraid of their love.

    As the dawn creeps up the sky
    The hunter caught sight of a doe.
    In desire for conquest,
    He found himself within a glade he'd not beheld before.

    Hermaphroditus: Narrator:
    "Where are you, my father? "Then he could go no farther
    Give wisdom to your son" Now lost, the boy was guided by the sun"

    And as his strength began to fail
    He saw a shimmering lake.
    A shadow in the dark green depths
    Disturbed the strange tranquility.

    Salmacis: Narrator:
    "The waters are disturbed "The waters are disturbed
    Some creature has been stirred" Naiad queen Salmacis has been stirred"

    As he rushed to quench his thirst,
    A fountain spring appeared before him
    And as his heated breath brushed through the cool mist,
    A liquid voice called, "Son of gods, drink from my spring".

    The water tasted strangely sweet.
    Behind him the voice called again.
    He turned and saw her, in a cloak of mist alone
    And as he gazed, her eyes were filled with the darkness of the lake.

    Salmacis: Narrator:
    "We shall be one "She wanted them as one
    We shall be joined as one" Yet he had no desire to be one"

    Hermaphroditus: "Away from me cold-blooded woman
    Your thirst is not mine"
    Salmacis: "Nothing will cause us to part
    Hear me, O Gods"

    Unearthly calm descended from the sky
    And then their flesh and bones were strangely merged
    Forever to be joined as one.

    The creature crawled into the lake.
    A fading voice was heard:
    "And I beg, yes I beg that all who touch this spring
    May share my fate"

    Salmacis: Narrator:
    "We are the one "The two are now made one,
    We are the one" Demi-god and nymph are now made one"

    Both had given everything they had.
    A lover's dream had been fulfilled at last,

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