Pygmalion and Galatea



Jean Léone Gérôme
Pygmalian and Galatea

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea, from Wikipedia:Pygmalion was a lonely Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid he is 'not interested in women', but his statue is so realistic that he falls in love with it. He offers the statue presents and eventually prays to Aphrodite the goddess of beauty and love. Aphrodite takes pity on him and brings the statue to life. They marry and have a son, Paphos.
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