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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.
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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).
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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]
See: Water
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(9) However, by the early third century B.C.E., Theocritus' Idylls provided audiences with a very different view of the cyclops, recounting Polyphemus' unrequited love for the beautiful white-skinned nymph, Galatea. In this poem, the author casts Polyphemus as a rural shepherd, singing songs and pining away for a delicate being who does not reciprocate his love.
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.
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