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On January 29, 1999—exactly 15 years ago—a modern day adaptation of Pygmalion was thrust on an unsuspecting public.‘She’s All That' 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic|Marlow Stern|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The notion of handcrafting a flawless spouse was nothing new—the Pygmalion myth dates back to ancient Greece.
Mythology tells us that Pygmalion became the lover of a statue of his own creation.Urania|Camille Flammarion
Again, reverently as he had laid his offerings that day on the altar of Venus, Pygmalion kissed her lips.A Book of Myths|Jean Lang
His request being granted, Pygmalion married the animated statue.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
A poet who would approach the subject of Pygmalion and his image ought to be gifted with tact and delicacy.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
This feeling was no less cerebral and intellectual than it had been: she was no Galatea waiting her Pygmalion.The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for Pygmalion
Cultural definitions for Pygmalion (1 of 2)
In classical mythology, a sculptor who at first hated women but then fell in love with a statue he made of a woman. He prayed to Venus that she would find him a woman like the statue. Instead, Venus made the statue come to life.
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Cultural definitions for Pygmalion (2 of 2)
A play by George Bernard Shaw, about a professor, Henry Higgins, who trains a poor, uneducated girl, Eliza Doolittle, to act and speak like a lady. Shaw based his story on a tale from Greek mythology about a sculptor who carves a statue of a woman and falls in love with it (see under “Mythology and Folklore”).