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Atalanta

(ätəlăn`tə), in Greek mythology, huntress famous for her speed and skill. She took part in the Calydonian hunt and was rewarded by Meleager with the pelt of the boar. Later, warned by an oracle not to marry, she demanded that each suitor run a race with her, on the condition that the winner would marry her and the losers would die. Hippomenes won the race by dropping three golden apples which Atalanta stopped to retrieve. Later, because Hippomenes and Atalanta made love in a temple sacred to Cybele, they were turned into lions and yoked to Cybele's chariot. Another version of the legend makes Milanion Atalanta's successful suitor.

Atalanta

feminine name denotes power of endurance. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 148]

Atalanta

famous huntress; slew the Centaurs. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 87]
See: Hunting

Atalanta

heroine; fleet of foot; defeated by trickery. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 36–37; Br. Lit.: Atalanta]
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Based on Ovid's account in Book VIII of the Metamorphoses, it focuses on the story of the Calydonian boar, Meleager's love for Atalanta, his quarrel with his uncles, and his mother Althaea's determination to throw the burning brand that controls the span of Meleager's life into the fire.