Pygmalion is a sculptor who hates lust and the lasciviousness of women. While leading a single life, he sculpts a statue of a beautiful woman and falls in love with it. He treats the statue like a living woman until Venus brings the statue to life so Pygmalion can marry her.
Pygmalion Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Pygmalion appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 10: Orpheus’ Song: Pygmalion