‘Pygmalion and Galatea’: The Metamorphosis of a Metamorphosis Myth

‘‘Myth is already enlightenment; and enlightenment reverts to mythology’’

(Adorno and Horkheimer, Dialectics of Enlightenment)

  1. Aphrodite of Knidos

The famous sculptor Praxiteles was said to have created a statue of a nude woman so beautiful that it inspired desire in every man who saw it. His statue…