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PygmalionThe story of Pygmalion from Greek mythology can be read in Ovid (Roman poet). "The artist Pygmalion has become a misogynist because of bad experiences with licentious women and lives only for his sculpture. Without consciously thinking about women, he creates an ivory statue that looks like a living woman. He treats the effigy more and more like a real person and finally falls in love with his artificial figure. On the feast day of Venus, Pygmalion pleads with the goddess of love: Although he does not dare to say that his statue may become a human being, he asks that his future wife may be like the statue he has created. When he returns home and begins to caress the statue as usual, it slowly comes to life." (excerpt from Wikipedia)