Pygmalion was a sculptor who hated women. He found major flaws in every woman he met, and decided they weren't worth his time. I know, he sounds like a real winner, doesn't he?
Throwing himself headfirst into his work, Pygmalion carved Galatea out of ivory. She was more beautiful than any breathing woman, and he spent countless hours working on her.
Pygmalion grew deeply affectionate toward his statue, and soon realized he had fallen in love. But even though he dressed Galatea and attended to her at all hours, she remained cold, lifeless ivory.
Aphrodite noticed Pygmalion's unrequited love, and, after his next sacrifice to the goddess, she rewarded his devotion by bringing Galatea to life. They lived happily ever after, even producing a son for whom one of Aphrodite's sacred cities, Paphos, was named.
Article from @bustle