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Tiresias
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Drew this way back in December when I was reading The Bacchae. For those of you who aren't familiar with Greek mythology or the Oedipus cycle, Tiresias was a prophet who changed genders semi-frequently. He was struck blind by one of the Gods for either blabbing their secrets or seeing Athena naked. And then Hera turned him into a woman because he pissed her off. Seven years later girl Tiresias stumbled across some mating snakes and was transformed back into a man.
Yeah there are a lot of other stories about his blindness and adventures in transgendering. Most of he prophetic career consisted of doom and destruction warnings that no one important really ever listened to. Or they tried to fix things the wrong way, which resulted in the inevitable doom and destruction.
Anyway, I wanted to play with his/her dual sexuality here. I tried to make the man part a little more feminine and the girl part slightly masculine. It worked out okay, I think, for the most part.

Created
03/07/11
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blind, greek, oracle, prophet, tiresias, tragedy
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