The Nymph Salmacis (Нимфа Салмака, 1992) by Anatoliy Petrov

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The Nymph Salmacis
Нимфа Салмака
Nimfa Salmaka (ru)
La ninfa Salmacis (es)

Year 1992
Director(s) Petrov Anatoliy
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Folklore & myth (non-Rus./USSR)
NSFW / 18+
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:10:27
Wordiness 9.08 profile Ru, En
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This film is part of the Greek myths (Anatoliy Petrov) series.


The Greek myth of how the water-nymph Salmacis caused the son of Hermes and Aphrodite to become a hermaphrodite.

Because the film is age-restricted, the second video (the one on Youtube) cannot be watched directly on this site. See here for instructions on how to watch it with the subtitles on Youtube (although it's not needed for this particular one, as the same subtitles can also be selected on Youtube).

Notes from Eus347:
This animation had 3,331,031 hits when it was on the Youtube channel "Russian Animation eus347 subtitles", mainly from India & Pakistan where it went viral because of the depiction of female lust I suppose. Salmaka is a pool Nymph. An arrow of Eros shot wildly into the air falls in her pool, changing that pool. She finds the arrow and plays around with it a bit. But never forget that water is often a symbol for the soul, and Eros symbolically is aiming for the highest possible in the human soul. The effect of that desire on the soul is what the animation is actually about despite its also having its soft erotic tendencies.



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