A reptile-obsessed former banker wants to become the world’s first “genderless dragon” to have his penis removed. Legion considers himself a “venom-spewing dragon,” something that is more figurative than literal.
A reptile-obsessed banker wants to remove his penis to become a genderless dragon
Tiamat Legion Medusa, 60, of Texas, USA, has spent more than $83,698.10 on modification surgeries, including ear removal, tongue splitting, castration and endless tattoos.
Legion, who was born Richard Hernandez, says their penchant for extreme body modifications began after a dream in the 1980s about being bitten by a snake, which they believe turned them into “reptilians.”
Legion, a former bank vice president, said, “[In the dream] I was surrounded by snakes, all colors, and the snakes were biting me and I was very afraid, but as the dream continued and they kept biting me, I could see they weren’t hurting me or their bites.”
“It was when I realized this that my fear began to subside and I felt safe and at peace and I was not afraid of the snakes, then I woke up.
“Today I believe that when those snakes were biting me in my dream, they were in effect injecting me with their venom as a way of giving me that venom by making me like them, so today I am a venom-spitting dragon, instead of being a fire-spitting dragon as many people incorrectly assume.”
His identity crisis began as a child, when Legion says he faced abuse that led to a “disconnect” from the human race.
In his attempt to become the person he knows he is, Legion has successfully petitioned the court to have his gender marker changed to non-binary on his birth certificate.
Legion added: “I am removing parts of myself that offend me, including some of my physical attributes and also the way I live my current life as a creature that is part human and part reptilian.
“I believe I am a real and true life reptile, a half-human/half-reptile creature,” said Legion, who currently works as a theater artist.
Legion considers himself a “poison-spewing dragon,” something that is more figurative than literal.