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Created by:
Rachel Holena
Paige Vacante
Allie Jayne
This is the tale of a love story…
Between Pygmalion
and Galatea.
Pygmalion
In ancient Greece there lived a
handsome young lad. He was a
talented sculptor and artist,
who loved his artwork. He
would sculpt statues out of
ivory and spend hours on his
work.
He was always happy when
consumed in his work.
He loved his artwork so much, that he
vowed never to marry.
Unlike most men, Pygmalion
had no interest in women. He
felt that women were petty and
immoral. So he did not try to
find a wife to fall in love with,
or visit the temple of Aphrodite.
One day Pygmalion found a large piece of
flawless ivory. He decided that he would carve a
beautiful women from the beautiful piece.
When he was finished, the statue was the
image of the perfect women.
Pygmalion fell in love with his creation, and treated her like
a real women. He named his gorgeous statue Galatea. He
draped the nonliving women in gifts such as pearl jewelry
and shells, items cherished by real women.
After Pygmalion had found true love in the statue, he decided he
would go to the temple of Aphrodite and pray that she blessed the
statue, and let it become real.
One day while Pygmalion was away, the goddess
Aphrodite visited his studio to see his creation. The
statue was an image of her; the goddess was flattered
by it and decided to answer Pygmalion's prayers and
make the statue a real women.
When Pygmalion returned
home, he was shocked to find
that his beautiful creation had
come to life. He was amazed by
the beauty of the perfect women
he had created.
Pygmalion and Galatea wed,
and Pygmalion was forever
grateful of what Aphrodite had
done for him. Throughout his
life time, Pygmalion and
Galatea visited Aphrodite’s
temple bearing gifts for the
goddess to show their gratitude.
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