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Nihayat Al-Arb Fi Funoon al-Adab (Al-Nuwayri)

13th century legend in Arabic about how lesbianism originated.

LHMP entry

An “origin story” whereby men turned away from God and began treating women badly, at which a devil came to the women disguised as a woman and taught them grinding. (With the implication that they wouldn’t have been tempted if the men had treated them better.)

Part II: The history and representation of female homosexuality in the Middle Ages

Chapter 3: An overview of Medieval literature concerning female homosexuality

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