A separated body longing to be whole.
In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes orates on the creation of humanity. He casts humans in a past of androgyny: our backs and chests were rounded, harbouring four arms and four legs. On the neck, lay two faces equal and harmonious to one another. The Androgynous’ power was great and Zeus felt compelled to punish this being by halving its might. It is for this reason, Arsitophanes explains, that our hunger for love will never be satisfied.
I liked the narrative of this mythology which portrayed an equal creation of man and woman.