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Galatea,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of NeptuneNeptune,
in astronomy, 8th planet from the sun at a mean distance of about 2.8 billion mi (4.5 billion km) with an orbit lying between those of Uranus and the dwarf planet Pluto; its period of revolution is about 165 years.
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Galatea

(gălətē`ə), in Greek mythology. 1 Sea nymph, daughter of Nereus and Doris. She was loved by the brutish Polyphemus, a Cyclops who wooed her with love songs; but Galatea loved Acis, the handsome son of a river nymph. When Polyphemus discovered them together, he crushed the youth under a huge boulder. In response to his pitiful cries, Galatea turned Acis into a river. 2 See PygmalionPygmalion
. 1 In Greek mythology, king of Cyprus. He fell in love with a beautiful statue of a woman. When he prayed to Aphrodite for a wife like it, the goddess brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married her.
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Galatea

(gal-ă-tee -ă) A small satellite of Neptune, discovered in 1989. See Table 2, backmatter.

galatea

[‚gal·ə′tē·ə]
(textiles)
Strong warp-effect twill cotton fabric.

Galatea

[‚gal·ə′tē·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Neptune orbiting at a mean distance of 38,500 miles (62,000 kilometers) with a period of 10.3 hours, and a diameter of about 90 miles (150 kilometers).

Galatea

statue so striking, Venus grants sculptor Pygmalion’s wish that it live. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 286]

Galatea

19th-century version: nags Pygmalion. [Aust. Operetta: von Suppé, Beautiful Galatea, Westerman, 285]

Galatea

statue of woman fashioned by Pygmalion and brought to life by Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 623]

Galatea

grieving, turned into a fountain. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
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The reader is reminded that the Sala di Galatea was originally open to the gardens and, rather than the cacophony of modern Rome, visitors would have heard the song of birds and the gurgling of fountains.
The scenario is based on the Greek and Roman mythologies such as Acis and Galatea, Battle of Thermopylae and Hercules and players receive oracles from mythological figures to find out hidden truths or are led to experience heroic events.
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Shaw's 1912 comedy is centered on the title character, Pygmalion, the King of Cyprus in Greek myth, the sculptor in Ovid, the creator of Galatea in W.
Bottoni's study, one of the highlights of this collection, goes on to differentiate between the term dialogue and the term egologue, the latter of which refers to "una nuova forma di dialogo che nega l'alterita ed esalta l'ego" (316)--the sort of antidialogical, self-affirming dialogue that Bottoni recognizes in both Galatea and on internet forums.