Galatea


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Gal·a·te·a

 (găl′ə-tē′ə)
n. Greek Mythology
A maiden who was originally a statue carved by Pygmalion and who was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to the sculptor's pleas.

gal·a·te·a

 (găl′ə-tē′ə)
n.
A durable, often striped cotton fabric used in making clothing.

[After the Galatea, , a 19th-century English warship (from the fabric's use for children's sailor suits).]

galatea

(ˌɡæləˈtɪə)
n
(Textiles) a strong twill-weave cotton fabric, striped or plain, for clothing
[C19: named after the man-of-war HMS Galatea (the fabric was at one time in demand for children's sailor suits)]

Galatea

(ˌɡæləˈtɪə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a statue of a maiden brought to life by Aphrodite in response to the prayers of the sculptor Pygmalion, who had fallen in love with his creation

Gal•a•te•a

(ˌgæl əˈti ə)

n.
the woman brought to life by Aphrodite from the ivory statue carved by Pygmalion.
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Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
There were Glauce, Thalia and Cymodoce, Nesaia, Speo, Thoe and dark-eyed Halie, Cymothoe, Actaea and Limnorea, Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and Agave, Doto and Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene, Dexamene, Amphinome and Callianeira, Doris, Panope, and the famous sea-nymph Galatea, Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa.
Galatea never does quite like Pygmalion: his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable.
The goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near Paphos and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea - their son was Paphos.
Galatea by adapting building on that site to the requirements of this function.
Our vintage train will be hauled by one of a team of historic steam locomotives, including 45690 Leander, 45699 Galatea & 46115 Scots Guardsman.
Drink ticket pre-sales are available at local stores, Ray Price Harley Davidson and Galatea Boutique or online at http://shoplocalraleigh.
The history of rugby in India can be traced as far back as 1871 during the visit of HMS Galatea when two matches were played in the cities then known as Madras and Calcutta.
This is where the future of jewelry begins," says inventor and Galatea founder Chi Huynh.
Partnering with the Limassol Marina (which provides free mooring for all teams for the duration), the Nautical Club -- along with its main sponsors Moscow Building Service and IronFX -- is able to host any number of full-size yachts for this world-class undertaking: "Last year's winner, The Spirit of Galatea, which hailed from Greece," notes Stelios, "was approximately 75 feet in length…"
The relative fanciness was applied to the plainer of the two works: Handel's Acis and Galatea.
We served with him on HMS Galatea from 1966 to 1969 and used to spend a lot of our leave together in Stockport.