GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

ATALANTA

Greek legendary mortal

She was a sporty lady who became a heroine after killing the Calydonian Boar. Whatever that was.

She liked winning foot races. In one important race, APHRODITE bet on the opposition team and threw golden apples on the track whenever ATALANTA was in the lead, which made her pause to pick them up.

After that it is just rumor, rumor, rumor. Did she run off into the woods with the winner Hippomenes, and unwittingly choose the sacred grove of RHEA to consummate their desires? And if so did RHEA change them into lions to pull her chariot?

Or did she run off with the winner Melanion to a sacred grove that belonged to ZEUS? When she became pregnant was ARES the father? Who named the baby Parthenopaeus?

Anyway, she doesn’t really have any Godly status but we thought we’d run this past you.

ATALANTA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ATALANTA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 9395

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Article last updated on 12 February 2004 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ATALANTA: legendary mortal from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Feb. 2004. Web. 25 July 2014.

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