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PYGMALION, in Greek mythology, son of Cilix, and grandson of Agenor, king of Cyprus. He fell in love with an ivory statue he had made; Aphrodite granted life to the image, and Pygmalion married the miraculously-born virgin (Ovid, Metam. x. 243). There is n^ ancient authority for the introduction of the name Galatea into the story. Pygmalion is also the name given in Virgil (Aeneid, i, 347) to a king of Tyre, who murdered Sychaeus, ;he husband of his sister Dido.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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