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 Pygmalion (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pygmalion is a fictional character from the Roman poet Ovid, found in the tenth book of his Metamorphoses.
Pygmalion was a lonely Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory.
In the Middle Ages Pygmalion was held up as an example of the excesses of idolatry, probably spurred by Clement of Alexandria's suggestion that Pygmalion had carved an image of Venus herself.
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 Pygmalion 1, Greek Mythology Link.
Pygmalion 1 is the king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue of his own making, kissed the ivory statue, and thought the kisses were returned.
Pygmalion 1 married she who had been a statue, and Aphrodite, who had given life to it, came to the wedding.
Pygmalion 2 was brother of Queen Dido of Carthage.
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 Pygmalion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pygmalion, Cyprus, a mythical king of Cyprus, father of Metharme, grandfather of Adonis.
The pygmalion effect, a concept in psychology describing the behavior of individuals as people expect them to behave, named after the myth of Pygmalion.
Pygmalionism (aka Agalmatophilia), an erotic attraction to statues.
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 Pygmalion and Galatea Homework Page
Pygmalion at once fell in love with his creation - he thought it was so beautiful, and he clothed the figure, gave it jewels, and named it Galatea, which means "sleeping love".
Pygmalion saw so much to blame in women that he came at last to abhor the sex, and resolved to live unmarried.
Venus (Aphrodite), who was present at the festival, heard him and knew the thought he would have uttered; and as an omen of her favour, caused the flame on the altar to shoot up thrice in a fiery point into the air.
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 Pygmalion
Pygmalion was a very talented sculptor in ancient Greece who loved his work, and would spend hours carving beautiful ivory statues, immersing himself in his art.
Pygmalion thought it was so beautiful, he clothed the figure, gave it jewels, and named it Galatea (sleeping love).
Pygmalion went to the temple of Aphrodite (Venus), the goddess of love and beauty to pray for a wife just like the statue in his home.
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/pygmalion.html   (201 words)

  
 Pygmalion Myth - Greek II
Pygmalion was a gifted sculptor from Cyprus who had no interest in the local women as he found them immoral and frivolous.
When he had finished the statue, Pygmalion found it so lovely and the image of his ideal woman that he clothed the figure and adorned her in jewels.
Pygmalion and Galatea were wed, and Pygmalion never forget to thank Aphrodite for the gift she had given him.
www.pygmalion.ws /stories/greek2.htm   (351 words)

  
 Pygmalion
Pygmalion was an early attempt to change the process of programming from one in which algorithms are described abstractly in a programming language to one in which they are demonstrated concretely to the machine.
Pygmalion was an attempt to allow people to use their enactive and iconic mentalities along with the symbolic in solving problems.
Pygmalion is the origin of the concept of icons as it now appears in graphical user interfaces on personal computers.
www.acypher.com /wwid/Chapters/01Pygmalion.html   (4574 words)

  
 VIII. a. Pygmalion. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pygmalion admired his own work, and at last fell in love with the counterfeit creation.
Venus blessed the nuptials she had formed, and from this union Paphos was born, from whom the city, sacred to Venus, received its name.
Schiller, in his poem the “Ideals,” applies this tale of Pygmalion to the love of nature in a youthful heart.
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 AllRefer.com - Pygmalion (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
When he prayed to Aphrodite for a wife like it, the goddess brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married her.
In one version of the legend, the statue becomes Aphrodite; another states that Pygmalion sculptured the statue himself and that after coming to life it was called Galatea.
He was the brother of Dido and killed her husband, Sychaeus, to get his riches.
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 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw: A searchable online version at The Literature Network
When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time -- My Fair Lady -- and an Academy Award³-winning motion picture.
I loved pygmalion i thought it was funny, educational and covered significant issues.
A play to depict the hypocricy of the upper and middle class through the use of sarcastic dialogues and the delightful figure of Liza Doolitle as a second Galatea but not falling for her Pugmalion...
www.online-literature.com /george_bernard_shaw/pygmalion   (680 words)

  
 George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pygmalion is a play which is concerned with Shaw's ideas about society and class in much the same way as Saint Joan is concerned with his ideas about religiion.
The myth is updated, and substantially altered, by Shaw; instead of a statue, Galatea is Eliza Dolittle, a Covent Garden flower-girl, whose accent immediately marks her out as from the very bottom of the English class structure.
Pygmalion is represented by Henry Higgins, who is an expert on accents and pronunciation, and who undertakes to transform her speech so that she can be taken for a duchess at a society party.
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 Pygmalion (1938)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PYGMALION was a good choice for the first of the series, probably as it was the most popular comedy by Shaw.
Shaw clearly felt that Pygmalion Higgins and Galatea Doolittle were doomed not to end in an embrace.
He sits back with a happy, if smug expression on his face, pulls his hat down over his eyes, and says (shot from his back to Eliza), "Where the devil are my slippers, Eliza?" It is suggestive of a meeting of two souls, but it leaves it still in the air.
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 Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Staff Writer In Ovid's Metamorphoses, Pygmalion is a bachelor sculptor who fashions his...
is the basis of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
Also, in Vergil's masterpiece "The Aeneid," Pygmalion is the cruel hearted brother of Dido who secretly kills Dido's husband Sychaeus because of his lust for gold.
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 The Mirror of Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
So exquisite indeed was his creation that Pygmalion fell passionately in love with the statue, and could be seen in his studio kissing its marble lips, fingering its marble hands, dressing and grooming the figure as if caring for a doll.
But soon, and in spite of the work's incomparable loveliness, Pygmalion was desperately unhappy, for the lifeless statue could not respond to his desires, the cold stone could not return the warmth of his love.
In the legend, as it turns out, Venus took pity on Pygmalion and brought his statue to life, and he and "Galatea," as he named her, blushed, embraced, and married with the goddess's blessing.
keirsey.com /pygmalion/mirroroffiction.html   (1753 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Pygmalion [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pygmalion, son of Belus, was a lonely sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory.
Also, in Virgil's masterpiece The Aeneid, Pygmalion is the cruel-hearted brother of Dido who secretly kills Dido's husband Sychaeus because of his lust for gold.
This tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, a snobbish linguist who makes a wager that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into the toast of London society merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper-class accent.
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 Pygmalion on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In one version of the legend, the statue becomes Aphrodite; another states that Pygmalion sculpted the statue himself and that after coming to life it was called Galatea.
FullArmor and Pygmalion Team Up to Reduce Cost of Deploying and Managing Windows 2000 with FAZAM 2000; EPM Resource Centre of Excellence to Service UK and Ireland.
Doctor to speak at Yale on "Pygmalion Complex".
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Pygmalio.asp   (331 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Pygmalion: Context
The fact that Shaw was quietly a member of the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology, an organization whose core members were young men agitating for homosexual liberation, might or might not inform the way that Higgins would rather focus his passions on literature or science than on women.
That Higgins was a representation of Pygmalion, the character from the famous story of Ovid's Metamorphoses who is the very embodiment of male love for the female form, makes Higgins sexual disinterest all the more compelling.
Shaw is too consummate a performer and too smooth in his self- presentation for us to neatly dissect his sexual background; these lean biographical facts, however, do support the belief that Shaw would have an interest in exploding the typical structures of standard fairy tales.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/pygmalion/context.html   (507 words)

  
 Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PYGMALION is now a young artist, living and working at the cosmopolitan city.
The morbid figure of DEATH appears and asks PYGMALION to follow him, for as he informs him, his beloved GALATEA is with him chained in the Abaddon of Hades.
PYGMALION takes the sharp blade offered to him by DEATH ready to give an end to his suffering when...
www.stavros-sideras.com /newpygmalio.htm   (530 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Pygmalion (Enriched Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of Shaw's best works, Pygmalion is a perceptive comedy of wit and wisdom about the unique relationship between a spunky cockney flower-girl and her irascible speech professor.
Pygmalion centers on a woman who cannot speak to save her life.
Pygmalion, the romantic comedy written by George Bernard Shaw, shows people the various social roles and obstacles that existed in London in the early 1900's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671704966?v=glance   (2504 words)

  
 The Criterion Collection: Pygmalion
Criterion presents Pygmalion in a beautifully restored digital transfer.
Pygmalion is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
This new digital transfer was created from the 35mm composite fine-grain master (made from the original negative) and the 35mm optical soundtrack.
www.criterionco.com /asp/release.asp?id=85   (135 words)

  
 Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PYGMALION, king of Cyprus and a renowned sculptor, is haunted by disturbing visions which prophesy frightful calamities to come.
PYGMALION has another frightful nightmare in which he finds himself involved in a conspiracy to overthrow god from his throne.
Meanwhile PYGMALION is in his studio, staring at the still unfinished statue of GALATEA.
www.stavros-sideras.com /pygmalio.htm   (780 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Pygmalion CD: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The original Pygmalion was a character in Ovid's Metamorphoses, a woman-hating sculptor who chiseled a perfect female out of stone.
In his version of the Pygmalion tale, Shaw eschews this happy ending and, whether wittingly or no, turns the story into a Biblical allegory.
Galatea never does quite like Pygmalion: his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable.
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 Pygmalion and Galatea (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to Ovid, Pygmalion carved the statue from ivory with wonderful artistry.
As Pygmalion's wife, she came to be called Galatea.
In a possible self-portrait, Goya depicted Pygmalion with his legs spread wide, readying himself to take a mighty swing at the chisel, which is aimed at Galatea's crotch.
www.getty.edu /art/collections/objects/o124.html   (164 words)

  
 pygmalion - OneLook Dictionary Search
Pygmalion : Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition [home, info]
Pygmalion : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Pygmalion : The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy [home, info]
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 Pygmalion effect: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Pygmalion effect, named after the Greek myth of Pygmalion ((Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it; Aphrodite brought the sculpture to life as Galatea) and his statue, is expressed by saying:
Higgins' belief in her drives her to make it.
In a study by two Psychologists (A scientist trained in psychology) Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson (1968), published in their book Pygmalion in the Classroom, the experimenters told teachers that twenty percent of the children in a certain school showed unusual potential for intellectual growth.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/py/pygmalion_effect.htm   (221 words)

  
 Shaw, Bernard. 1916. Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like.
Based on classical myth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world.
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 Main Page - Pygmalion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the official web site of Pygmalion, the free role-playing game creation system.
This site is a Wiki, which means that most pages can be edited freely by anyone.
I am currently writing a Technical Overview of the Pygmalion system.
pygmalion.desperance.net   (72 words)

  
 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
PREFACE TO PYGMALION - A PROFESSOR OF PHONETICS -
AS WILL BE SEEN later on, Pygmalion needs, not a preface, but a sequel, which I have supplied in its due place.
Pygmalion Higgins is not a portrait of Sweet, to whom the adventure of Eliza Doolittle would have been impossible; still, as will be seen, there are touches of Sweet in the play.
www.4literature.net /George_Bernard_Shaw/Pygmalion   (1003 words)

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