In Plato's' Symposium, he wrote about the genesis, purpose and nature of love. According to the symposium, in the beginning man and women were not what we are today. Rather we were a singular sex, known as "Androgynous". Man was created by the gods in the image of the gods. Soon after their creation, man tried to climb up to heaven in order to attack the gods. Fearing their power, and for mans punishment, Zeus split man in half. The Two halves were condemned to spend their lives in search of their other half. These two halves are today what we call man and women. When the two halves finally find each other, they cannot explain what they desire of one another or why they desire the other. But when given the choice, to be melted together, to be whole again, for only their living life, and separated after death, there is not a single man, who would deny, or not desire, this meeting and melting into one another. When melted together, man is as he was before the split, with all of its power. But man now fears to use it, because he may once again be split in two, and be forced to live his life without his other half.