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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes


Pygmalion was a king of Cyprus, who fell in love with an ivory statue of a woman, some legend stated that he himself sculptured her, and asked Aphrodite to send him a woman like the statue. Aphrodite instead put life into the statute. The woman was called Galatea. They married and had a daughter Paphos.
See: François Boucher. Pygmalion and Galatea.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones The Pygmalion Series.

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