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Category: 'Mythology'
Adonis
Gender
This entry marked for deletion - the information is incorrect, there is no transformation - 2007aug06 cj served Apollo as a girl.
Aeneid
Gender
In book VI of the Aeneid, by Virgil, Aeneas goes to visit the underworld. There he sees Caeneus changed into "her original form."
Arachne and Athena
Animal
This is a legend from ancient Greece. A woman named Arachne considered herself the greatest weaver of all, even greater than the goddess Athena. But when she beats Athena in a weaving contest, she is turned into a spider.
Aruna
Gender
Surya's chariot driver visited Indra's court as a woman.
Bhangasvana
Gender
A king had a hundred sons, then falls into a pool of water which turns him into a woman who also has a hundred sons. All of them die in a war, then one of the gods asks him which ones he loved more - the ones he fathered or the ones she mothered. His answer surprises and delights the god, who rest ...more
Caenis/Caeneus
Gender
After being raped by Neptune, Caeneus is granted the wish to become a man.
Cassiodorus
Gender
In the 13th Century anonymous Arthurian prose romance Cassiodorus, there are two actual gender changes and several instances of cross dressing. In the relavent gender changes, the knight Sir Licorus dons a woman's robe and is transformed into a woman; he becomes male again when he takes the robe of ...more
Curse of the Were-Woman
Gender, Were
He couldn't resist her. She was just so beautiful. So magical. So seductive. He knew that if they ever had sex, she would slowly drain him of his masculinity -- that was, after all, what this were-woman did. She was a supernatural creature who sexually fed on the male life force. And if she drained ...more
Echo (and Narcissus)
As the legend goes, Echo, who was good friends with Aphrodite, witnessed Zeus cheating on Hera (again). Hera showed up some time afterward and Echo covered for him. Zeus rewarded her with a special ring of the gods. Hera shows up again, sees the ring, discovers the deception, and punishes her by tak ...more
The Golden Ass
Animal
An epic story by Apuleius. There are various transformation, the main one being the character of Lucieus ( spelling? ) being turned into a donkey by a magic salve. Lucieus works for an enchantress and he spies on her changing herself into an owl. Lucieus begs the woman's daughter to show him how to ...more
Hermaphroditus
Gender
The gods granted Salmacis wish that she would never be parted from Hermaphroditus, by merging them into one being.
Herodotus
Gender
I'm not really sure if it fits in mythology... Herodotus (father of history) tells that actually there was a man who touched two snakes and then he become a woman... anyone knows more?...
Iduna and Loki
Size
In this Scandinavian myth, Iduna (also called Idun) is the goddess of youth and beauty, and caretaker of the Golden Apples which kept the gods and goddesses of Asgard from growing old or dying. With Loki's help, a nasty giant named Tjassi kidnapped Iduna and imprisoned her in his castle. The deities ...more
Iphis and Ianthe
Gender
Iphis, a women, is raised a man. She is betroved to a woman, Ianthe, but on her wedding day Iphis is turned into man.
Jupiter
Gender
Posed as Diana.
King Midas
Inanimate
King Midas wished for the golden touch, but didn't stop to think about the effect it would have on his daughter, not to mention the toilet paper.
Kitsune
Animal
I can't believe that this isn't in here yet. A common creature in Japanese mythology is Kitsunes. Kitsune means fox. Most of the Kitsunes in the myths have mystical powers and the most common is the ability to transform into anything. A Kitsune's number of tails is a reflection of how powerful ...more
Krishna
Gender
Aravanan, who was to be sacrificed to help win the Mahabharata war, didn't want to die a virgin and so, on the night before he was to die, he married Lord Krishna who took on the form of the female Mohini. Staying a woman for thirty days after to moan him as a widow. this is celebrated anually at ...more
Loki
Gender
Loki changes himself into a mare and bears Sleipner, Odin's eight legged horse.
Medusa
Inanimate
In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the Gorgons. She was so ugly that anyone looking directly at her would turn to stone. There are variations in the legend. One legend has that Medusa was defeated when Perseus made her look at her own reflection, turning her to stone; another states Perseus cut ...more
Mohini
Gender
Vishnu changes himself into a beautiful woman, Mohini the Enchantress, in order to distract some demons. Shiva is so enchanted by her that he begs Vishnu for a repeat performance. When Vishnu complies, Shiva rapes her.
Narada
Gender
Narada enters a lake and is changed into a woman. Lives a life as a woman, then is shown by one of the Gods (possibly Vishnu) that the whole life was just an Illusion.
Night Gallery - Lindermann's Catch
The crew of a lonely bitter sea captain find a mermaid in their net. The captain falls in love with her but runs into a little trouble trying to make her into a woman.
Selkies
Mythical
Originally from Icelandic, Irish and Scandinavian mythology- Selkies are seal-like creatures that transform into attractive humans by shedding their skins, in order to seduce humans. They can transform back by putting their sealskins on. There are a variety of myths relating to other powers invo ...more
Sikhandin
Gender
Girl raised as a boy, than switches gender with a yaksha.
Sithon
Gender
Mentioned in passing as someone who alternated being man and woman.
Son of Mathonwy Math
Gender
In the Math, Son of Mathonwy section of the Mabinogion is the tale of the brothers Gilvaethwy and Gwydyon. After raping their cousin Goewin they are punished by their uncle Math, who uses a magic wand to change them into, respectively, a hind and a stag. A year later they return with a fawn, which ...more
Tiresias
Gender, Gender
Teiresias is turned into a woman, after striking two mating serpents apart. Seven years later he repeats the process to change back. Later he is asked to settle an argument between Zeus and Hera over weather men or women get more pressure from sex. Venus turned him into an old women with beautifu ...more
Union of Heroes / Union der Helden - Episode 2
Female
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Unknown
Gender
A story about the first woman being made by the creator throwing a piece of fruit to a group of brothers. The one that caught it, turned into a woman.
Venus Castina
Gender
Turned the Scythians at her temple at Ascelon into women.
White Snake
Mythical
I'd been Googling on enchanted white snakes from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales when I came across a very old chinese legend called Whiye Snake.Basically a supernatural shapeshifting white snake fell in love with a mortal "Mr Wrong",despite warnings from her sister celestial being Green Snake.In the ...more
Yuma Indian
Gender
A mountain that would "sexually transform men".
Explanation of the category 'Mythology'

Beliefs and stories that attempt to explain things and events that are, or were, beyond the understanding of man. These ideas are usually tied to religion or culture.

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