The Enjoyment of the Common Sex (Gender)

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I am so happy to have both genders in me! I believe that it is lucky to have this acknowledgement; to accept both parts. As Dr C. G. Jung declares;

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I have to thank my mother for giving me her full power of her Anima that I grew independent from the antipode. She had lost a girl-child and wished to have a daughter, but first were Al and then me, therefore, she had brought me up to everything as a daughter might learn. And on the other hand, I can understand well all genders whom I meet or associate. I don’t want to advise anyone (men), better I want to give them as a suggestion, to look about themselves and find their both sides.

Anyhow, better to read some lectures from the great Mythology of Greece: for example the story of Tiresias. Honestly, I wish I could experience what he/she had got to know. For me, it is a great chance to have such an adventure. Be frankly, don’t you want to?

Tiresias transformed into a woman, 17th century.
http://By Pietro della Vecchia – http://art.rmngp.fr/fr/library/artworks/pietro-della-vecchia_le-devin-tiresias-se-metamorphosant-en-femme?force-download=115704, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66724255

As we read below, Hera, or possibly Athena, had punished Tiresias’ gender to be changed into feminine for seven years. And after that, his/her evaluation on the pleasure of men and women during sex, which was warranted about 10 to 1 for women! It has been hard for Hera to endure! She made him blind but, with the power of prediction, as goodwill! Let’s read the whole story;

“Like other oracles, how Tiresias obtained his information varied: sometimes, he would receive visions; other times he would listen for the songs of birds, or ask for a description of visions and pictures appearing within the smoke of burnt offerings or entrails, and so interpret them. Pliny the Elder credits Tiresias with the invention of augury.

On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese, as Tiresias came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit the pair with his stick. Hera was displeased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him into a woman. As a woman, Tiresias became a priestess of Hera, married and had children, including Manto, who also possessed the gift of prophecy. After seven years as a woman, Tiresias again found mating snakes; depending on the myth, either she made sure to leave the snakes alone this time, or, according to Hyginus, trampled on them. As a result, Tiresias was released from his sentence and permitted to regain his masculinity. This ancient story was recorded in lost lines of Hesiod.

Tiresias strikes two snakes with a stick, and is transformed into a woman by Hera. Engraving by Johann Ulrich Kraus c. 1690. Taken from Die Verwandlungen des Ovidii (The Metamorphoses of Ovid).
http://By Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719 – Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25014170

In Hellenistic and Roman times Tiresias’ sex-change was embellished and expanded into seven episodes, with appropriate amours in each, probably written by the Alexandrian Ptolemaeus Chennus, but attributed by Eustathius to Sostratus of Phanagoria’s lost elegiac Tiresias. Tiresias is presented as a complexly liminal figure, mediating between humankind and the gods, male and female, blind and seeing, present and future, this world and the Underworld.”

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(Painting: Antonio Zanchi’s Tiresias, 1700’s)

Tiresias appears as the name of a recurring character in several stories and Greek tragedies concerning the legendary history of Thebes. In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus, the king of Thebes, calls upon Tiresias to aid in the investigation of the killing of the previous king Laius. At first, Tiresias refuses to give a direct answer and instead hints that the killer is someone Oedipus really does not wish to find. However, after being provoked to anger by Oedipus’ accusation first that he has no foresight and then that Tiresias had a hand in the murder, he reveals that in fact, it was Oedipus himself who had (unwittingly) committed the crime. Outraged, Oedipus throws him out of the palace, but then afterwards realizes the truth.

Here we can see also, that in ancient Africa, the importance of both genders is an issue: the story of Mawu-Lisa.

MAWU-LISA is a complex deity worshiped in coastal West Africa by the Fon and most of the Ewe. Occasionally Mawu and Lisa are considered as separate deities; sometimes they are seen together as a complementary sexual pair. The issue is complicated because the Ewe peoples use the term mawu both to refer to God in a general way or to a specific deity.

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As a specific deity, Mawu is seen as a creator, but she rarely has shrines, priests, or rituals dedicated to her. Among peoples such as the Fon, Mawu is conceived of as a female deity associated with the moon, and it is in this manifestation that she is most often paired with Lisa. Among the Fon, the cult of Mawu-Lisa was centered in Abomey, the capital of the old kingdom of Dahomey. Mawu is depicted as an elder female figure in conjunction with Lisa, a younger male consort. Other complementary qualities are seen in them. For example, whereas Mawu is associated with the moon (night) and is cool (gentle and forgiving), Lisa is associated with the sun (day) and is hot (fierce and punitive). Sometimes even their actions are complementary. In one mythic tradition, Mawu created the earth and then retired to the heavens. When she saw that things were not going well with men, she sent Lisa to make tools and clear the forests so that men could farm and live a civilized life.

So dear men, let’s forget about being Machos, and take it softly, take it easy. Have a nice weekend everyone 🙏💖🙏🤗

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermaphroditus#:~:text=Hermaphroditus%2C%20the%20two%2Dsexed%20child,female%20figure%20with%20male%20genitals.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mawu-lisa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiresias

7 thoughts on “The Enjoyment of the Common Sex (Gender)

  1. Aladin, I couldn’t agree more and can relate deeply to having both genders too! Not physically or biologically but definitely on a psychological and spiritual level. It’s always been this way with me but I didn’t have the language for it for years! Oh, I forgot the transformative story of Tiresias and him having to change sex for seven years into a woman so that was fun to read! There’s so much to say about this subject, I just wish people would talk more about it and put an end to the taboo that surrounds it! Whatever you’re doing this weekend have a good one. Sending winter blessings, love and light, Deborah.

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    • Amen, I’ll answer you and your prayers, my lovely Deborah. It is a stupid taboo for all humans not to accept their stereo-gender and when we might find the answers to our questions.
      PS, I have your Avatar! It comes automatically on the web, and couldn’t resist. 😁😂💖🤗😘😘

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  2. Elaine Mansfield

    I didn’t know this story, so thanks for sharing it. I’ve always felt a strong masculine and feminine within and lived with a man for 42 years who had a strong inner feminine and a good balance. It worked well for us in all aspects, including sexually, but especially in communicating feelings and relating to each other’s spiritual needds. It helped that we both loved the language of dreams and Jung.

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