having testicles or ovaries removed
- changed so that you can enhance or made fitter for a certain purpose
- altered in kind or personality without getting something different
- of change
(imp. & p. p.) of Alter
By the Egyptians this constellation was symbolized as a couple of young kids; the Greeks altered this symbol to two children, variously said to be Castor and Pollux, Hercules and Apollo, or Triptolemus and Iasion; the Arabians used the symbol of a pair of peacocks.