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The character's name was "Tithonus", the lover of the goddess Eos, who begged Zeus to make her lover immortal. Zeus agreed - but since she didn't ask for him to have eternal youth as well, he just got older and older and older...until he finally turn into a cicada, which physically resembles a grasshopper enough that it's easier to tell modern audiences he turned into a grasshopper.

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