Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

by

Ovid

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Pygmalion Character Analysis

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.
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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
Love and Destruction Theme Icon
Orpheus sings of Pygmalion, a sculptor who noticed the Propoetides’ lascivious way of life. Tired of female vices, Pygmalion... (full context)
Love and Destruction Theme Icon
When it was time for Venus’s festival, Pygmalion made his offering on her altar and then asked for a woman that resembled his... (full context)