LGBT Info

This is a list of homosexual or bisexual figures in ancient myth .


A

  • Acantha - Greek myth (bisexual)
  • Achilles - Greek myth (bisexual)
  • Adonis - Greek myth (bisexual)
  • Apollo - Greek god (bisexual)
  • Ardhanari - Hindu deity (intersexed)
  • Artemis- Greek goddess (lesbian or bisexual)
  • Arjuna - Hindu myth (transgender/intersexed)
  • Athena- Greek myth (asexual and/or lesbian)

C

D

  • Dionysus - Greek god (bisexual)

E

  • Euryalus - Greek myth (gay), Trojan warrior; inseparable companion of Nisus in Aeneid by Virgil

G

  • Ganymede - Greek mythology (gay), Trojan Prince
  • Gilgamesh - Sumerian semi-divine hero-king, ruler of Uruk

H

  • Hapy - Egyptian deity (intersexed, mostly male)
  • Heracles - Greek myth (bisexual)
  • Hermaphroditus - Greek deity (intersexed or transgender, depending on the version of the myth)
  • Hermes - Greek god (bisexual)
  • Hyacinthus - Greek/Roman myth (gay)
  • Hylas - Greek myth (bisexual)

I

  • Iolaus - Greek myth (bisexual?)
  • Iphys - From Ovid's Metamorphosis; forced with her mother to conceal her true gender from her father. Turned male in her marriage to Ianthe.
  • Inari- Shinto deity- represented as male, female, and androgynous

L

  • Leucippus - Greek myth (transgender)
  • Loki - Norse god (transgender)

M

  • Mercury - Roman god (bisexual)

N

  • Narcissus - Greek/Roman myth (bisexual)
  • Nisus - Greek/Roman myth (gay), Trojan warrior; inseparable companion of Euryalus in Aeneid by Virgil

P

  • Pales - Roman myth (transgender- sometimes embodying male and sometimes female)
  • Patroclus - Greek myth (bisexual) - Lover of Achilles

S

  • Set - Egyptian god (bisexual)
  • Shai - Egyptian deity of fate (transgender- sometimes embodying male and sometimes female)
  • Shikhandi - Hindu myth (transgender)
  • Siproites /Sypretes  - Greek myth (transgender)
  • Sostratus - Greek myth (gay)

V

  • Virtus - Roman deity (transgender- sometimes embodying male and sometimes female)

W

  • Wadj-wer - Egyptian deity (intersexed)

Z

  • Zephyrus - Greek god (bisexual)
  • Zeus - Greek god (bisexual)