Cyprian Mythology - Pygmalion and the Statue Picture

Drawn as a gift for my grandfather's 92nd Birthday.

In Ovid's narrative, Pygmalion was a Cypriot King who carved the perfect woman out of ivory. He made her nearly lifelike, in the likeness of the Goddess Aphrodite and worshiped his work so much, he fell in love with the statue.
In time, Aphrodite's sacred festival day came, and Pygmalion made offerings at her altar. There, too scared to admit his desire, he quietly wished for a bride who would be "the living likeness of my ivory girl." When he returned home, he kissed his ivory statue, and found that its lips felt warm. He kissed it again, and found that the ivory had lost its hardness. The Goddess had granted Pygmalion's wish.
Pygmalion married the ivory sculpture changed to a woman under Aphrodite's blessing. In Ovid's narrative, they had a daughter, Paphos, from whom the city's name is derived.
In some versions Paphos was a son, and they also had a daughter, Metharme.

Source ---> Pygmalion.html">…

Mistakes were made on purpose to annoy anyone who doesn't like mistakes. *nods wisely*

Continue Reading: Venus