Adonis is a term of mythological origin with which a very beautiful young man is usually named. From the 16th century on, it has sometimes been used to point out a homosexual young man. It is also one of the proper names of many young and beautiful Greek heroes and gods, whose names became more or less permanent as a synonym of homosexuality.

Related Adelsward, Adrien, Alcibiade, Alexandre, Alexis, Antinoüs, Bagoas, Boisrobert, Charlus, Chausson, Corydon, Cupidon, Émile, Éphestion, Ganymède, Germiny, Giton, Jésus, Jupiter, Ligurinus, Nicomède, Sardanapale, Socrate, Vautrin, Villette.

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