Galatea and Acis (the “real” story)
Acis, a minor river god, loved the nymph Galatea. However, the cyclopes Polyphemus [some say the same one who terrorized Odysseus ] also loved the girl. There really was no competition: Acis was young and handsome, Polyphemus large and ugly. Acis and Galatea carried on a secret love affair, but one day Polyphemus heard Acis singing a love song for her and hurled huge rocks at the two. Galatea transformed him into a river and the stones which Polyphemus threw became the Cyclopian Rocks in Sicily.
Galatea and Acis (my version)
There was a fairy and a fish
Who loved each other true.
A beast, he loved her so much more
as social media knew.
The cyclops was the ugly beast
From who the two did hide.
For in the darkness they did kiss
When both their cell phones died.
One day the fairy sang a song
Which was meant for fish boy.
Cyclops got mad and threw some stones
before he did deploy.
He went to war, or so he thought
But really he was high.
He didn’t understand how she could sing
To some other handsome guy.
The stones stand now right near the shore
Of modern Italy
They both have died but love lives on
If only digitally.