Heroine Prime Hermaphroditus Picture

Original Character yet based on Greek Mythology
Hermaphroditus was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was a minor deity of bisexuality and effeminacy. He was nursed by naiads in the caves of Mount Ida, a sacred mountain in Phrygia (present day Turkey). At the age of fifteen, he grew bored with his surroundings and traveled to the cities of Lycia and Caria. It was in the woods of Caria, near Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey) that he encountered the nymph, Salmacis, in her pool. She was overcome by lust for the boy, who was very handsome but still young, and tried to seduce him, but was rejected. When he thought her to be gone, Hermaphroditus undressed and entered the waters of the empty pool. Salmacis sprang out from behind a tree and jumped into the pool. She wrapped herself around the boy, forcibly kissing him and touching his breast. While he struggled, she called out to the gods that they should never part. Her wish was granted, and their bodies blended into one form, "a creature of both sexes". Hermaphroditus prayed to Hermes and Aphrodite that anyone else who bathed in the pool would be similarly transformed, and his wish was granted.

Over the centuries Zeus grew disheartened by Hermaphroditus curse of the fountain and caused an earthquake that drained the pool, and refilled it with untainted water. Hermaphroditus felt spurned by the Olympian gods as well as his parents left Earth and became a god on the distant planet named in his honor Herma. Disheartened by the matriarchal world by the superior numbers of females Hermaphroditus became Gynophobic and using what powers made the Herman's uni-sexed as he was. From there the planet became similar to Themyscira as the race was made into an Amazon race that never aged, yet reproduced readily.

After Crisis Infinite Earth he became disheartened that his revenge against mortals may never take place until he was found by Eros. They both plotted, as Hermaphroditus took aim at the Amazons of Themyscira who he looked upon as the naiads, and since the gods granted Hippolyta her wish and gave her Diana, that she should suffer as he did when his wish was taken from him. With Eros help he using his Salmacis beauty and charm enchanted Lex Luthor to carry out his plans by reviving Donna Troy, and Jade.

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