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Ganymede and Catamite are slurs used to describe a male homosexual, and in particular the younger member of a pederast relationship.

Ganymede was a figure in Greek mythology, a beautiful boy abducted by Zeus to serve as his cup-bearer. (Catamitus was the Roman version of his name.) The relationship between Zeus and Ganymede has often been seen as homosexual, and the Greeks themselves used it to excuse their tradition of paiderasteia, the relationship between a man and a youth.

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