Atalanta's father wasn't very pleased when she was born. He was a king used to getting what he wanted. He want a son, his wife had a daughter. So, he put his child on a mountain where a family of bears lived.
Many years later, everyone in the near by town was in a picnic. The king gathered the best hunters in the country to hunt a wild boar. Then, a woman came.
The king (her father) apologized her and he declared that he was proud of his daughter. They went back to the castle.
The king opened a race. He said,"Who ever win Atalanta can marry her." Most of the boys gave up. But there was a boy called Hippomenes was near her.
He could run very fast, but couldn't run fast for a long time. So he dropped an apple to stop Atalanta. She stopped and picked the apple. So, Hippomenes won.
After that, they got married and lived happily ever.