The Myth of Pygmalion

Pygmalion and Galatea

The Artist, Pygmalion, Falls In Love With His Creation

Pygmalion, in Roman mythology was a sculptor of Cyprus who hated women and decided never to marry. Instead, he worked for many months on a statue of a beautiful woman, and eventually fell madly in love with her. Unhappy because the statue could not respond to his caresses and remained lifeless, Pygmalion prayed to Venus, the goddess of love. Venus answered his prayer by giving the statue life. Pygmalion named the maiden, Galatea. She returned his love and bore him a son called, Paphos, which the city sacred to Venus received its name.

Of course, this is why at the Pygmalion School, we say we are: