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Human were first a one-part androgynous being. When God(s) separated them in halves, they started to seek being reunited again through sex

Human were first a one-part androgynous being. When God(s) separated them in halves, they started to seek being reunited again through sex Human were first a one-part androgynous being. When God(s) separated them in halves, they started to seek being reunited again through sex
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Philo, a Jewish philosopher contemporaneous with Jesus, said that Adam was a double, androgynous or hermaphrodite being "in the likeness of God." Philo said that "God separated Adam into his two sexual component parts, one male, the other female—Eve—taken from his side. The longing for reunion which love inspired in the divided halves of the originally dual being, is the source of the sexual pleasure, which is the beginning of all transgressions." The Targum of Jonathan relates that Eve was made from the thirteenth rib of Adam's right side; even modern theologists have held that Adam had one more rib than his descendants.

Plato. a Greek philosopher, explained the amatory instincts and inclinations of men and women by the assertion that human beings were at first androgynous: Zeus separated them into unisexual halves, and they seek to become reunited.

The Hindus explain the creel inn of the different animals in this way: Purusha was alone in the world, and very lonesome. He therefore divided himself into two beings, man and wife; the wife regarded union with him to be incestuous, on account of their former close relationship, and fled from his amorous advances and embraces, and to elude him changed herself to vari ous forms; but Purusha assumed the same shapes as his wife and in these forms succeeded in his pursuit, and begat with her the various animals, of the shapes that his wife bad assumed. In the writings of Hosiod (the old Greek Bible) occurs the story of how Cronus (the Latin god Saturn) separated heaven and Earth with a sickle, by cutting off the sexual organs of his father Uranus. In one of the compartments of the hewn cave temples of Elephanta, near Bombay, there are a great many figures of an-cient workmanship, representing Siva with his Sakti or wife, Parvati, as one being of an hermaphrodite nature. One of these figures is about 16 feet high, having both male and female parts, or being half male, half female. The androgynous form of Siva and Parvati, before separation, was called Viraj.

The idea that originally gods and men were hermaphrodite, and had to be separated into uni-sexual beings, accounts for the word "sex," derived front scenic, and this in turn from the word seco, to amputate, to cut apart.

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