Hymen

Mythological Dictionary

Hymen or hymenea.
Hymen was the god of marriage and invoked during the wedding ceremony with the chant "O Hymen, Hymenaeus"; thus he was the overseer of hymeneal or marriage rites. Originally the Greek word hymen referred to any membrane, but today the hymen is a membranous fold of tissue which covers the outer orifice of the vagina.

 
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