Wednesday, April 11, 2012

G1. The word 'catamite', reasonably popular in the Victorian era but now considered archaic, refers to a young man or boy kept by a man for sexual purposes. The word derives from the Latin form of the name of the young man seen being 'pursued' by Zeus in this depiction of a Greek myth. What's his name?

Clarification: I'm looking for the original Greek name.


A. Ganymede

10 comments:

  1. It is Ganymede.


    Suchita

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  2. Catamitus is the Latin name. Not sure if you want that or the Greek name, which I don't know anyway, so there.

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  3. The only young boy I remember Zeus hanky-pankying with (not sure I can use that as a verb) was Ganymede, so that.

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  4. Ganymede.
    Got it cuz of its astronomical namesake.

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  5. ganymede

    -raklodramA

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  6. Gadymedes

    -raklodramA

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