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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.


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).]
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(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)]


(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
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(ˌgæl əˈti ə)

the woman brought to life by Aphrodite from the ivory statue carved by Pygmalion.
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Noun1.Galatea - (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayersGalatea - (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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References in classic literature ?
Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
"The 'Galatea' of Miguel de Cervantes," said the barber.
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.
In contrast, in Cervantes's Galatea, no such supernatural occurrence mars the one episode in which, instead of bemoaning the injustice of Fate and Fortune, an actor takes it upon herself to think out and enact a solution to her own predicament.
Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near your resort of Paphos, and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea. At the crossroads of three continents, the area has to a long history of invasions, while winter snows which cover the Troodos Mountains irrigate the island.
The crimson-painted steam engine Galatea, hauling the Scarborough Spa Express is taking a special journey next week, bound for the Yorkshire seaside resort.
The BOA Galatea, also built in 2009, was delivered to SeaBird on 25 July 2019.
The steam locomotives taking part today are the Galatea, the Union of South Africa and the Leander.
HANDEL ACIS AND GALATEA - CROWE/DAVIES/ CLAYTON/ EARLY OPERA COMPANY/ CURNYN HHHH H THIS charming pastoral entertainment was written for an outdoor performance.