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Comment: Herodotus
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?...
From: Eddie G.* , 238 months, post #1
This is probably the legend of Tiresias, who hit and killed one of a pair of snakes, and in the process was transformed into a woman.

From: Kirke* , 227 months, post #2
Eddie is wright ... is was definitely Tiresias

From: Gary S* , 222 months, post #3
The story can be found in Ovid's 'Metamorphosis', a novel which contains dozens of transformations. Petronius also addresses Tiresias' transformation in his 'Satyricon'.

From: Zelmane* , 222 months, post #4
The Tieresius story was actually around for several centures before Ovid. It's mentioned in some other poems and a few fragments, although admittably the version in The Metamorphosis is probably the best known.

From: JH* , 213 months, post #5
And I'm fairly sure this does not occur in Herodotus, either. I've read his _Histories_ in full once, partially several times, and don't recall him mentioning Teiresias or any other similar myth.

From: JayGee* , 213 months, post #6
As memory serves me, I remember readim\ng, I believe it was from Robert Graves, that even the Greeks weren't above fooling arround with myths for literary reasons, and that some people believe that the story of Tiresias turing into a woman and living as prostitue before being turned back into a man over a petty argument between Zeus and Hera was never an authentic myth, but was intended as humor from day one. I don't know if this is true, but I remember reading it.

From: JayGee* , 213 months, post #7
Actually, the sorces we have have for that story are all Roman, aren't they. All the more so about messing with myths for literary reasons.

From: classics reader* , 213 months, post #8
No, there are Greek sources as well, like Apollodoros.

From: Gwurp* , 213 months, post #9
What are the sources... can you quote proper references so those of use interested can follow your information for yourselves.

much appreciated


From: guest (ix) , 176 months, post #10
If you look for Tiresias here at Metamorphose you'll find a bit more. There's even a great comic strip about Tiresias from French authors Letendre and Rossi. It's in two parts: "l'Outrage" and "La R�v�lation".

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