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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 976

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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