- the lover of Galatea, killed by Polyphemus out of jealousy.
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Oh, I guess your meaning at last; you wish to tell me, Acis, that it is cold!The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre
Jean de La Bruyre
The Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea has a fine amplitude of rough buffoonery.
The Overture to Acis and Galatea, 1720, is also a single movement.
The autumn Snowflake, L. autumnale or Acis autumnalis, is an exquisite little bulb with white blossoms, tinged with rose.The Book of Bulbs
As the blood of Acis crept in a stream from under the rock it grew paler and paler until it turned into water.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
- Greek myth a Sicilian shepherd and the lover of the nymph Galatea. In jealousy, Polyphemus crushed him with a huge rock, and his blood was turned by Galatea into a river
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