was, in Greek mythology
, a Sicilian
youth who was often considered the son of Dionysus
. He loved the nymph Galatea
but was killed with a boulder by a jealous suitor, the Cyclops Polyphemus
. Galatea turned his blood into the river Acis in Sicily.
Ovid, Metamorphoses XIII, 750-68
Acis is also a 3D solid modeler from Spatial Corp. See ACIS.