Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Scythians

  • Did Scythian men feminize themselves by drinking mare’s urine?

    Andrew Williams Leicester, United Kingdom   The Enarees were nomadic Scythian soothsayers who lived within the areas bounded by the rivers Danube, Bug, Don, and Dnieper, and who Herodotus in the 5th century AD asserted were effeminate.1,2 Unfortunately the Scythians did not leave any written records. Hippocrates’ Airs Water and Places XX11 using the term…