2. In Egypt, two male royal manicurists named Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were found buried together in a shared tomb similar to the way married couples were often buried. Their epigraph reads: ‘Joined in life and joined in death’. Having lived 2400 BC, they are believed to be history’s oldest recorded gay couple.
3. Some historical gay and bi figures have turned their lovers into gods. Alexander the Great wanted to make his boyhood lover Hephaestion a god when he died, but was only allowed to declare him a Divine Hero. The Roman Emperor Hadrian, of wall-building fame, was successful in making his lover Antonius a god after he drowned in the Nile.
4. The church sanctified gay marriages in the so called Dark Ages, with one being the Byzantine Emperor Basil 1 (867-886) and his partner John.
5. Mercury represents male and female principles in harmony. In mythology, Mercury fathered Hermaphroditua, who had both male and female sex organs.
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