When an attendant reports that King Leonidas has fallen, Galatea smiles and plays her fife once again. Once she notices its piercing tone has reached Xerxes' ears, her smile widens. Soon he will come before her, bearing the remains of Leonidas. She will have finally obtained the blood of a great hero without lifting a finger. The thought of her incredible feat brings uncanny laughter from her throat.
See Conductress Galatea.
Galatea, Galathea or Gallathea is an ancient Greek name meaning "she who is milk-white, white as milk". In Greek mythology there are sveral characters named Galatea:
- Galatea, a woman who prayed for her daughter to be turned into a son, Leucippus (daughter of Galatea).
- Galatea, a sea-nymph in Ovid's story of Acis and Galatea.
- Galatea, name given in the 18th century to the animated statue sculpted by Pygmalion.