While the relationships in the Greek mythology are fluid, there is some notion of the marriage between Greek gods. My question is - is there any official same-sex marriage in the Greek mythology or some kind of relationships that are like marriage? Or maybe all same-sex relationships (e. g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_themes_in_classical_mythology) were for the pleasure of body and soul only?

I can not find such marriages in the internet and I guess that there are none simply because the ancient society has no similar notion of same-sex marriage in the human domain.

  • What counts as "official" marriage? I mean, I cannot recall any myth of gods having a wedding.
    – Semaphore
    Feb 11 at 10:13
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    @Semaphore Of course there are Ancient Greek wedding myths! Examples: Thetis and Peleus, and Zeus and Hera.
    – Mauricio
    Feb 14 at 10:28
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    @Mauricio Peleus was not a god; although Zeus's wedding is a good example my mind blanked on, thanks. Still, the question stands, what's the determinant here of "official"? Hesiod says Zeus married or made into wives a succession of goddesses (Metis, Themis, Eurynome, Demeter, Mnemosyne, and Leto) before Hera, and it's not evident that each involved a ceremony.
    – Semaphore
    Feb 14 at 20:12
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    @Semaphore Peleus wasn’t but Thetis can still be considered a deity. Other gods that are considered “officially” married are Aphrodite and Hephaestus, Hades and Persefone, Poseidon and Anphitrite, and Eros and Psyche (who also had a wedding).
    – Mauricio
    Feb 14 at 21:14
  • Stories with Hymenaios or any of the other Erotes might yield some results (I have no time to search due to a very busy schedule)
    – Tom Sol
    Feb 15 at 18:01


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