Marie De Medicis Fountain

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Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement

Polyphemus (a giant Cyclopes described in Homer’s Odyssey)
-discovers the lovers Acis, a Shepard and Galatea, a “Nereid” (Sea Nymph)
-the jealous Cyclops Polyphemus kills Acis (by hurling a huge boulder)
-whereby Galatea transforms her lover into an immortal river spirit

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