For November I decided to make one of our beautiful figureheads the artifact of the month. Choosing one was rather difficult as they are all wonderful in their own ways, but eventually I picked that of Galatea.
I’ve found that, like Galatea here, a lot of figureheads get their names from mythology. There are two myths that go along with Galatea, the first stating that she was a beautiful sea goddess/nymph who was in love with a man named Akis. The cyclops Polyphemus was in love with Galatea and jealous of the young Akis, crushed him beneath a rock. In her grief, Galatea turned Akis into a stream.