Greek - Son of Hermes and Aphrodite. When he spurned the advances of the nymph Salmakis she prayed that they might be united. When she embraced him as they bathed their bodies merged into one. Subsequently, the spring changed all men who bathed in it into hermaphrodites. Sometimes identified as Hermaphroditus, Aphroditus, Aphroditus, Hermaphrodeitos, Hermaphrodeitos, Hermaphroditos, Hermaphroditos, Hermaphrod(e)itos or Hermaphrod(e)itos.

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