Hero: Atalanta

Hero: Atalanta

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  • Ordinary World
  • Meleager's life/stick
  • Great brass chest
  • "We are being kind to you. We usually strike without warning. See that stick of wood at the edge of the fire, just beginning to burn? Your son´s life will last just as long as that stick remains un-burned.¨ (Evslin, p. 173)
  • The Call to Adventure
  • Approaching the Inmost Cave
  • ¨Iĺl show them that there is only one Artemis....... I will show them a hunt they will never forget." (Evslin, p. 177)
  • The king of Arcadia, he wanted a son so he order that she be left on a side of a mountain to die. A she-bear that lost her cub, heard the baby's cries and adopted her. Meanwhile, the queen of Calydon, Althaea, was visited by Atropos, one of the three Fates, said, "... Your son's life will last as long as that stick remains unburned...". After she left, she grab the stick and locked it in a great brass chest. Her son's life was in her hands.
  • Approaching the Inmost Cave
  • Time passed, Meleager had grown to only have an interest hunting and only wanted to find a girl that would hunt by his side. One day while hunting, he saw a huge bear and killed it, but little did he know that the bear was Atalanta's brother. She found out and attacked Meleager, while they were fighting, he had fallen in love with her and she fell in love with him, noticing how he was the same creature as she was. In the end, they both told each other their names.
  • Approaching the Inmost Cave
  • Atalanta is !@#$%*
  • Meleager and Atalanta began to hunt more together and their names began to be known more in the land. Some would say she was Artemis herself who had come to earth. Artemis became jealous and wanted to be the only Artemis. So, she created a beast that would ravage the Calydon lands and it began to do so. The king worried for his son's life because he was the only heir to the throne, but queen Althaea assured him that he would be alright and showed him the stick that stilled burned.
  • Approaching the Inmost Cave
  • ¨Bad prince, disobedient son, you have dispatched my two brothers to Tartarus, and in their noble stead propose to bring this wild nameless nymph home of the hills. This shall not be, my son, my enemy. The Fates have given me the power to end your evil ways.¨ (Evslin, p. 183)
  • Queen Althaea sent her brothers to prevent her son from brining Atalanta on the hunt, but the husband said she shouldn't interfere. When the brothers tried to convince him, yelled at them, threatening to call of the hunt if they kept this up and only allow him and Atalanta to go. The hunt began, none of them could hit the beast, Atalanta however was the first using an arrow that went through its eye. It stumbled and Meleager killed it with his sword.
  • Since Atalanta was the first to hit the beast, she was offered the pelt as a award, this made others angry and jealous. The uncles once again began to argue with him, the elder uncle, Plexippus, began to curse her name. Meleager cleaned his sword and swung it against his uncles, killing them. He announced he wanted tolerate what would be said about his future wife to be. Some were still angry or jealous and others had admired his actions.
  • Elder uncle, Plexippus
  • A feast was prepared for the victory and the son and Atalanta had rode out for awhile. The mother found out about her brothers deaths, she grabbed the stick that still burned and through into the fire. Soon it became ash. Meanwhile, the Meleager and Atalanta had just proclaimed their love for each other. Suddenly, his neck snapped and his eyes closed. It was the last time he ever saw his love.
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