Zeus then decided to cut them in half and had Apollo stitch them back together leaving the navel as a reminder to not defy the gods again.
If they did, he would cleave them in two again to hop around on one leg.
The older word form androgyne is still in use as a noun with an overlapping set of meanings.
Androgyny among humans – physical, psychological, and cultural – is attested to from earliest history and across world cultures.
The medial labial consonants f and m in wīfmann coalesced into the modern form "woman", while the initial element, which meant "female", underwent semantic narrowing to the sense of a married woman ("wife").
The ancient Greek myth of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis, two divinities who fused into a single immortal – provided a frame of reference used in Western culture for centuries.
Androgyny and homosexuality are seen in Plato’s Symposium in a myth that Aristophanes tells the audience.
This last pairing represented the androgynous couple.
These sphere people tried to take over the gods and failed.