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proper nounGreek Mythology
A king of Cyprus who fashioned an ivory statue of a beautiful woman and loved it so deeply that in answer to his prayer Aphrodite gave it life. The woman (at some point named Galatea) bore him a daughter, Paphos.
A legendary king of Tyre, brother of Elissa (Dido), whose husband he killed in the hope of obtaining his fortune.
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