The twelfth-century poet Hilarius compares William of Anfonia, the "splendour of England", to Ganymede, writing
- "Certainly if Jupiter now reigned, ... he would become a bird for you, so that you might be joined with him forever,"
In the 18th century a satirical print of Samuel Drybutter was printed with the caption "Ganymede".
In Latin (via Etruscan) the name was rendered as "Catamitus", hence the more common term Catamite.
- Oliver Lawson Dick, ed. Aubrey's Brief Lives. Edited from the Original Manuscripts, 1949, article headed "Francis Bacon, Viscount of St. Albans" p. 11.
- "Ganymede" in Randy P Lunčunas Conner and others, Cassell's Encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol and spirit, 1998, ISBN 0-304-70423-7.