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Hyacynthian, Hyacynthical

A person who is born male, identifies as male, and is sexually/romantically attracted to males.

- (Hi-yuh-senth)
- A gender specific term for gay.
- Short for Hyacynthian
- Antonym for Lesbian
- Flag Officiated 2017
- Created June 2017

Greek Origin:

In the literary myth, Hyacinth was a beautiful youth and lover of the god Apollo, though he was also admired by Zephyrus, the West Wind. Apollo and Hyacinth took turns throwing the discus. Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo, was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died. A twist in the tale makes Zephyrus responsible for the death of Hyacinth. His beauty caused a feud between Zephyrus and Apollo. Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the radiant Apollo, Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course to kill Hyacinth.

When Hyacinth died, Apollo did not allow Hades to claim the youth; rather, he made a flower, the hyacinth, from his spilled blood. According to Ovid's account, the tears of Apollo stained the newly formed flower's petals with the sign of his grief.

Side Notes:
- The blue flower named after Hyacinth shares the same colors as the flag.

- The "i" in the original name "Hyacinth" is changed to the letter "y" to separate
the term from the flower and the Greek deity.
"Yes I am gay, but more specifically, I am a Hyacynthian. I'm a guy who likes guys."
"Paul is a hyacynth, he doesn't date girls."
by Apollonious June 26, 2017
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