Plato's "Symposium"

The song is based on a story from Plato's "Symposium" and is taken from a speech given by Aristophanes from "Hedwig and The Angry Inch". The gist of the speech is that, long ago, human beings were actually made up of two people stuck back-to-back:

  • humans made up of two males came from the Sun
  • humans with two females came from the Earth
  • humans with one male and one female came from the Moon

The gods became very jealous of the humans and split them in half with lightning bolts, and this is why human beings are always trying to find their "other half" to complete themselves again. Supposedly, sex is the only way we can put the two halves back together again, and the desire to become one person again is what we call "love."

I LOVE THIS THEORY it fits perfect with everything I believe in my mind. It makes complete sense to me and works in a way with pagan philosophies.

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