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Tiresias - Some Random Snake vs. Tiresias

Some Random Snake vs. Tiresias

Case Description: Complainant (Some Random Snake) accuses Defendant (Tiresias) of murder. Tiresias was walking along one day and came upon two snakes mating, at which time he allegedly hit at them with his staff, killing the female.

Case Status: Case closed. Tiresias was punished by being transformed into a woman. She stayed female for a while, getting married and having babies and everything. After seven years, she came upon another pair of mating snakes, hit them too, and transformed back into a man.