In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos was the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. According to Ovid, he was born a remarkably handsome boy with whom the naiad Salmacis fell in love and prayed to be united forever. A god, in answer to her prayer, merged their two forms into one and transformed them into an androgynous form, his name is compounded of his parents' names and Aphrodite. He was one of the Erotes; because Hermaphroditus was a son of Hermes, a great-grandson of Atlas, sometimes he is called Atlantiades. Hermaphroditus' father, was called Atlantiades because his mother, Maia was the daughter of Atlas. Hermaphroditus' name is the basis for the word hermaphrodite. Hermaphroditus, the two-sexed child of Aphrodite and Hermes had long been a symbol of androgyny or effeminacy, was portrayed in Greco-Roman art as a female figure with male genitals. Theophrastus's account suggests a link between Hermaphroditus and the institution of marriage; the reference to the fourth day of the month is telling: this is the luckiest day to have a wedding.

Hermaphroditus's association with marriage seems to have been that, by embodying both masculine and feminine qualities, he symbolized the coming together of men and women in sacred union. Another factor linking Hermaphroditus to weddings was his parents' role in protecting and blessing brides. Hermaphroditus's name is derived from those of Aphrodite. All three of these gods figure among erotic and fertility figures, all possess distinctly sexual overtones. Sometimes, Hermaphroditus is referred to as Aphroditus; the phallic god Priapus was the son of Hermes by some accounts and the youthful god of desire Eros of Ares and Aphrodite. Ovid's account relates that Hermaphroditus was nursed by naiads in the caves of Mount Ida, a sacred mountain in Phrygia. 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 that he encountered the nymph, Salmacis, in her pool. She was overcome by lust for the boy, handsome but still young, tried to seduce him, but was rejected.

When he thought her to be gone, Hermaphroditus entered the waters of the empty pool. Salmacis jumped into the pool, she wrapped herself around the boy, touching his breast. While he struggled, she called out to the gods, her wish was granted, 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 transformed, his wish was granted. "In this form the story was not ancient," Károly Kerényi noted. He compared the myth of the beautiful ephebe with Narcissus and Hyacinthus, who had an archaic hero-cult, Hymenaios. Diodorus Siculus in his work Library of History mention, that some say that Hermaphroditus is a god and appears at certain times among men, but there are some who declare that such creatures of two sexes are monstrosities, coming into the world as they do have the quality of presaging the future, sometimes for evil and sometimes for good; the oldest traces of the cult in Greek countries are found in Cyprus.

Here, according to Macrobius, there was a bearded statue of a male Aphrodite, called Aphroditus by Aristophanes. Philochorus in his Atthis further identified this divinity, at whose sacrifices men and women exchanged garments, with the Moon. A terracotta plaque from the 7th century BC depicting Aphroditos was found in Perachora, which suggests it was an archaic Greek cult; the deification and the origins of the cult of hermaphrodite beings stem from Eastern religions, where the hermaphrodite nature expressed the idea of a primitive being that united both genders. This double sex attributed to Dionysus and Priapus – the union in one being of the two principles of generation and conception – denotes extensive fertilizing and productive powers; this Cyprian Aphrodite is the same as the Hermaphroditos, which means Aphroditos in the form of a herma, first occurs in the Characters of Theophrastus. After its introduction at Athens, the importance of this deity seems to have declined, it appears no longer as the object of a special cult, but limited to the homage of certain sects, expressed by superstitious rites of obscure significance.

We find in Alciphron. The passage proposes. In Greek Anthology, at the chapter in which describe the statues in the Baths of Zeuxippus, it mention and describe a statue of Hermaphroditus; the earliest mention of Hermaphroditus in Greek literature is by the philosopher Theophrastus, in his book The Characters, XVI The Superstitious Man, in which he portrays various types of eccentric people. On the fourth and seventh days of each month he will order his servants to mull wine, go out and buy myrtle-wreaths and smilax; the first mention of Hermes and Aphrodite as Hermaphroditus's parents was by the Greek historian, Diodorus Siculus, in his book Bibliotheca historica, book IV, 4.6.5. Hermaphroditus, as he has been called, born of Hermes and Aphrodite and received a name, a combination of those of both

Douglas Whynott

Douglas Whynott is an American writer who has written and published four critically acclaimed books. He writes what is considered to be narrative nonfiction; the subjects of his books range from migratory commercial beekeepers and the beekeeping industry, to the bluefin tuna fishery in New England, a boatyard in Maine, a veterinary clinic in New Hampshire. In his early years Whynott worked as a dolphin trainer, fish curator, piano tuner, apiary inspector, track coach, blues piano player. Whynott was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in 1950, he worked as a piano tuner while attending college and was the concert tuner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center in Amherst, Massachusetts from 1976 to 1986. His first book, Following the Bloom, was begun as a graduate student when he worked for a summer as a Massachusetts apiary inspector, met a commercial migratory beekeeper named Andy Card, his second book, Giant Bluefin, tells the story of two years in the giant bluefin tuna fishery on Cape Cod and New England, from the vantage point of harpoon boats and focusing on the economics of the fishery, the Japanese markets, federal government stock assessments.

A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time tells the story of the construction of three sailboats at a boatyard in Maine owned by Joel White, the son of E. B. White, accounts for when White was creating his final masterpiece. A Country Practice tells the story of two years at a veterinary clinic in New Hampshire. According to Norman Sims, writing in True Stories, a history of literary journalism, Whynott is “an acknowledged master of the literary journalism of everyday life.” Whynott has taught writing and literature at the University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, is an associate professor of writing in the Writing and Publishing Program at Emerson College. Whynott attended Dennis-Yarmouth High School in Massachusetts, he attended New England College, the University of Stockholm, in 1977 received a BA in journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He received a master's degree in creative writing from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1985.

Whynott is the author of: Following the Bloom—Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers Giant Bluefin A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time—Joel White's Last Boat A Country Practice—Scenes from the Veterinary Life The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest Whynott has written book reviews for The New York Times and Boston Globe, travel stories for Outside and New England Monthly and articles about science and nature for Smithsonian and Discover. For the San Diego Reader he wrote about photographic archives, a study of the California Current, the work of astronomers at Palomar Observatory, he wrote about a week aboard a cod trawler for New England Monthly, a heart transplant surgery for Reader’s Digest, an essay about nonfiction writing for Writer’s Chronicle, his experience studying piano for Massachusetts Review. Whynott is an eleventh generation Cape Codder, now lives in Langdon, New Hampshire. Whynott studied piano and piano tuning, for 15 years was a professional piano tuner in western Massachusetts.

He played blues and jazz piano and formed the Whynott Boogie Trio after studying blues piano with Sammy Price, known as the king of boogie-woogie, in Harlem, New York. Http:// Whynott at Random House

Guardians of Sunshine

"Guardians of Sunshine" is the sixteenth episode of the second season of the American animated television series Adventure Time. The episode was written and storyboarded by Ako Castuera and Tom Herpich, from a story by Mark Banker, Steve Little, Patrick McHale, Kent Osborne, Thurop van Orman, Pendleton Ward, Merriwether Williams, it aired on February 21, 2011. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. In this episode and Jake must defeat the three bosses of a video game they are transported to from inside BMO. "Guardians of the Sunshine" was the first episode of Adventure Time to feature three-dimensional animation. The scenes set inside the titular computer game were animated by CalArts graduate Ke Jiang; the episode was met with positive critical reception, was seen by 1.73 million viewers. Finn and Jake are playing the Side-scrolling video game Guardians of the Sunshine, Finn attempts to use a combo move to beat the final boss.

He, however and angrily remarks that if he were in the game, he could beat Sleepy Sam. But BMO explains that being in the game is dangerous. However, BMO's warning goes unheeded, Finn and Jake decide to trick BMO into transporting them into its "Main brain game-frame", which allows them to be realized as characters in Guardians of Sunshine; the duo attempt to beat all of the game's bosses—Bouncy Bee, Honey Bunny, Sleepy Sam—but soon realize that their adventuring skills do not transfer in this new digital environment. After Finn and Jake lose several lives, they attempt to break out, accidentally causing the game to glitch. Finn, Jake, as well as Bouncy Bee, Honey Bunny, Sleepy Sam, are all ejected into the real world, the three bosses decide to destroy BMO for imprisoning them. Luckily, Finn manages to use the combo move from the beginning of the episode, destroying the monsters. "Guardians of Sunshine" is the sixteenth episode from the second season of Adventure Time. The episode was written by Tom Herpich.

A separate group of writers—Mark Banker, Steve Little, Patrick McHale, Kent Osborne, Thurop van Orman, Pendleton Ward, Merriwether Williams—came up with the idea for the episode, which Castuera and Herpich adapted to a storyboard. The creator of Adventure Time, Ward was the showrunner during this season, although he resigned from that position during the fifth season; the episode is the first in the show to use animation not drawn by hand. The scenes set in the game are rendered three-dimensionally, stylized with discernible polygons and a low frame rate reminiscent of stop motion; these were done by a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts. For the production of the characters and the environment in the scenes, Jacky was responsible for producing their models, rigging their meshes, animating them by himself. In total, the scenes run for six minutes. Cartoon Network aired "Guardians of Sunshine" on February 21, 2011; the episode was viewed by 1.73 million viewers and scored a 0.3 Nielsen rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic.

Nielsen ratings are audience measurement systems that determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States, which means that the episode was seen by 0.3 percent of all households aged 18 to 49 years old were watching television at the time of the episode's airing. The network released the episode on DVD, first in 2012, as part of the It Came from the Nightosphere box set, in 2013, as part of a box set for the complete second season. Charlie Jane Anders of io9 itemized the episode in a list of fictional depictions of virtual reality. Ben Bertoli of Kotaku listed it as one of the best episodes related to video games in animation. Anders praised the episode for its humor and described the animation as in the style of third-generation video games, a return to how virtual reality was first depicted in fiction. Matt Fowler of IGN called it a high-quality episode of the second season, while Oliver Sava of The A. V. Club described it as an episode representative of the show as a whole.

Jason Holmes of Destructoid wrote positively of John DiMaggio, who voices Jake, anticipated that the episode could be the best one of the series. Bertoli praised the animation and found Finn and Jake voluntarily entering the game unique, though according to René A. Guzman of the San Antonio Express-News, who found the episode inspiring of a game based on Adventure Time, it was comparable to Tron; the network released the first video game based on the show in 2012. Marked by the involvement of Ward, Jeff Schille of Game Rant wrote that this came to no surprise, given "Guardians of Sunshine" and "Dad's Dungeon" from the third season. "A Glitch Is a Glitch", a 2013 episode of Adventure Time which features 3-D animation courtesy of David OReilly "Guardians of Sunshine" on IMDb "Guardians of Sunshine" at