PYGMALION

ΠΥΓΜΑΛΙΩΝ

1. A king of Cyprus and father of Metharme. (Apollod. iii. 14. § 3.) He is said to have fallen in love with the ivory image of a maiden which he himself had made, and therefore to have prayed to Aphrodite to breathe life into it. When the request was granted, Pygmalion married his beloved, and became by her the father of Paphus. (Ov. Met. x. 243, &c.)

2. A son of Belus and brother of Dido. (Virg. Aen. i. 347 Ov. Fast. iii. 574.)

Pygmalion and the Image III The Godhead Fires, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), English Pre-Raphaelite painter

Pygmalion and the Image III The Godhead Fires, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)