Atalanta and Hippomenes

Atalanta and Hippomenes

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  • I'm Atalanta a beautiful Greek woman and I have the ability to run faster than any other human 
  • Atalanta consulted the oracle and she decided to never get married.  
  • If you marry someone Atalanta,  it will bring you your doom
  • The only way someone could marry her was by winning her at a race. Many men challenged her and lost and they were executed. 
  • Hippomenes prayed to Aphrodite and the goddess gave him three golden apples
  • The race began and Atalanta took the lead. Hippomenes tossed the magical apples into her path and each time Atlanta paused to pick up the apple, then Hippomenes took the lead and won.
  • Hippomenes and Atalanta got married and Hippomenes forgot to honor Aphrodite for her help, and they upset Mother Earth so they were turned into lions.
  • Is that you Atalanta? 
  • It's me Hippomenes. 
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