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  1. (Greek mythology) Galatea; a woman who prayed for her daughter to be turned into a son, Leucippus.
  2. (Greek mythology) Galatea; a sea-nymph in Ovid's story of Acis and Galatea.
  3. (Greek mythology) Galatea; name given in the 18th century to the animated statue sculpted by Pygmalion.
  4. (astronomy) A moon of Neptune.
  5. (astronomy) 74 Galatea, a main belt asteroid.