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n. (Greek Mythology) swift-footed virgin huntress who promised to marry any man who could defeat her in a footrace
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[Greek heroic] Atalanta is the female athlete in Greek myth. It is unclear exactly where Atalanta comes from, some sources say that she came from Arcadia and was the daughter of Iasus and Clymene, but Hesiod and other sources attributes Atalanta's origin to Boeotia where her father is Schoeneus. The contradiction over Atalanta's birth contributes to the assumption that there were two mythic women that were merged into one person. Whoever Atalanta's father was, he wanted a boy so bad that when Atalanta was born, he exposed her on a hill were she was suckled by a she bear, sent by Artemis, until a group of hunters found her and raised her to womanhood. Atalanta, like Artemis, loved to hunt. Atalanta is best known for participation in male activities while at the same time having an aura of sexuality surrounding her. For example, some sources say that Atalanta was one of the crewmembers of the Argonaut. Atalanta was even wounded in a battle with the Colchians and was healed by Medea, who was a...
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s. (gresk mytologi) Atlanta, jomfru og kvinnelig jeger som lovte å gifte seg med hvilken som helst mann som slo henne i et løp
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n. Atalante (græsk mytologi) kvindelig jæger fra Arkadien, som udfordrede sine tilbedere til at løbe om kap med sig. Vandt bejleren, ville hun gifte sig med ham; vandt hun, skulle han dø
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