Atalanta-D

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Definition/Summary:

Mythology

Atalanta

  • Fierce Huntress Fast runner & sharp-shooter Tricked by Hippomenes, into marriage with 3 golden apples during a deadly race
  • An oracle told Atalanta that she would be ruined if married
  • Atalanta said she would only marry a man who could beat her in a race, but if she won, she would kill the man who lost.
  • Atalanta killed many suitors who tried to best her at races

Expanded info:

  • Atalanta and other famous heroes led a hunt for the Calydonian boar, her speed made her first to draw blood
  • Calydonian boar was sent by Artemis to ravage the region of Calydon in Aetolia because its king failed to honour her in his rites to the gods,
    Atalanta and other famous heroes led a hunt for the Calydonian boar, her speed made her first to draw blood

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