Galatea, Galateia | They were here and might return | Scoop.it

Galateia , whose name means "milk white,"is one of the fifty famous Nereids of Greece.

 

She was loved by the Cyclops* Polyphemus, an ugly giant with one eye in the middle of his forehead...

 

But Galateia rejected him and instead fell in love with a youth named Acis...

 

Polyphemus saw Acis with his beloved, chased the youth, and crushed him with an enormous stone...

 

As Acis died, a stream of water burst forth from the stone and...

 

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See the Nereids:

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