My Essay

Submitted By aleejanddraa
Words: 350
Pages: 2

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Very fast runner
Special powers
Running sandals
Runs really fast, faster than any man
Atalanta lived in the forest, abandoned by her parents. She was found by a mother bear, who raised her.
Then found by a group of hunters who took her to their village and kept her there and she would hunt with them, but as she got older they didn’t want her to hunt with them because she was too beautiful to be with them men. Hippomenes fell in love with Atalanta, the virgin huntress who strongly disliked the idea of getting married. Disturbed by men admiring her beauty as she ran through the forest, she declared that whoever wanted to marry her was to beat her in a footrace (herself being a notoriously swift runner), and that those who should try and lose would be punished by instant death. She agreed to running races against her suitors because she thought she would never lose. Atalanta raced all her suitors and outran all but Hippomenes, who defeated her by cunning, not speed. Hippomenes knew that he could not win a fair race with Atalanta, so he prayed to Aphrodite for help (the goddess, in the meantime, disliked Atalanta's neglect of love). Aphrodite gave him three golden apples – which came from her sacred apple-tree and told him to drop them one at a time to distract Atalanta. After each of the first two apples, Atalanta was able