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Pygmalion (Mythological character)

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Personal name headingPygmalion (Mythological character)
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Variant(s)Pigmalione (Mythological character)
Associated countryCyprus
Found inWork cat.: Rosati, G. Narciso e Pigmalione : illusione e spectacolo nelle Metamorfosi di Ovidio, c1983
Britannica Micro. (In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was a king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue of the goddess Aphrodite. The Roman poet Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, invented a more sophisticated version: Pygmalion, a sculptor, made an ivory statue representing his ideal of womanhood and then fell in love with his own creation; the goddess Venus brought it to life in answer to his prayer)
Oxford Classical Dictionary (Pygmalion, legendary king of Cyprus, who having fashioned an ivory statue of a woman fell in love with it. Aphrodite gave it life, and the woman bore Pygmalion a daughter, Paphos, the mother of Cinyras ... Philostephanus calls the statue a figure of Aphrodite...)
Cenerentola, Galatea e Pigmalione, 2020
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