Atalanta was about to race Hippomenes not knowing she was falling in love at the same time
Before the race began Hippomenes asked venes for help to win so she told him about the golden apple tree..
Later That day hippomenes went to the apple tree and grabbed three golden apples
Hippomenes and Atalanta began the race and Atalanta took the lead so Hippomenes got one of his apples and thew it so Atalanta could see it then atalanta left the race and then hippomenes took the lead
Hippomenes won the race but he didn't thank Venus for helping him so she got furious with him so she asked Santa to turn him and Atalanta in to what they most resembled and so she turned them into lions