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    Pygmalion and Galatea



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    Pygmalion and Galatea... Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.

    In Ovid's narrative, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid, after seeing the Propoetides prostituting themselves, he was 'not interested in women, but his statue was so realistic that he fell in love with it. He offered the statue gifts and eventually prayed to Venus (Aphrodite). She took pity on him and brought the statue to life...