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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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While it is tempting to take this old-fashioned humanism as merely an extension of Rick's self-important naivete, Galatea 2.
In mezzo-soprano Debi Wong and Director/Producer Alan Corbishleys' re-working of the tale, Galatea (soprano Rachel Fenlon) fears her husband, Polyphemus, as she is in love with Acis (Wong), a woman in this adaptation.
Chapter one outlines how La Galatea, the "Canto de Caliope" in particular, is a reflection of the system of literary patronage as well as an expression of Cervantes's desire to be admitted to the pantheon of contemporary intellectuals.
And the singers respond with flair, exemplary diction, and heartwarming teamwork, not least on this occasion when Caroline Kennedy emerged from the tiny chorus to sing arias for the laryngally-stricken Galatea of Jane Harrington, who mimed her part; the synchronicity and empathy between the two was amazing.
Acis and Galatea is directed by Annilese Miskimmon, artistic director of Danish National Opera, and designed by international set and costume designer Nicky Shaw, who will also design MWO's 2014 production of Carmen.
The finite mass of Fraternite has been suggested by Namouni [9] and Porco [10] to pull on the pericenter precession of Galatea to account for the mismatch between the CER pattern speed and the mean motion of the arcs.
Acis j Galatea, la cuarta obra que escribio Canizares, no solo fue la pieza escogida para festejar el cumpleanos del rey, sino que tambien fue "la primera zarzuela, obra enteramente espanola, que [vieron] los reyes" en el nuevamente reformado Salon del Alcazar (88).
En el analisis que sigue, sugiero como la pelicula logra desmontar la dicotomia de poderes del mito de Pigmalion (creador) y Galatea (obra) a partir de la irrupcion del mundo al reves del carnaval, que se presenta como un trasfondo adecuado para alterar el orden y la "armonia" impuestos en el cautiverio de Vera (Elena Anaya), la creacion, a manos del doctor Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), el creador.
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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The poetry is sensual, catching taste 'I sip the sink bowl's laking muck of sloe-gin punch' and texture, 'I slip my sandals off and skim/the taut skin of his ankle beneath the table' and encompassing subjects from firework night to Galatea to kites flying on Parliament Hill, 'whips of yellow and ribbon'.