Galatea, the lover of Acis, who was crushed under a rock by Polyphemus the Cyclops, through jealousy. The story has formed the subject of a cantata. The name was also borne by the statue whom Love, at Pygmalion's request, warmed into life.
“It is most profitable, it is blessed, to be always looking beyond second causes in all our trials and distresses, and to discern the Lord's hand, in infinite love and wisdom, appointing all. For this brings the soul into a state of resignation and tranquility at least, if not of holy Joy.”
–Robert Hawker, Poor Man’s Commentary, Psalm 17