chapter  8
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Androgyny and Its Discontents

But there is one mythological construct that has been even more directly conflated and confused with bisexuality: androgyny. In the catalog of "psycho-mythologies," none has had a more persistent relation to bisexuality than the androgyne, a figure both male and female, pictured in classical and Renaissance art and literature as a transcendent and harmonious union of opposites.