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The Greek Hero Atalanta

The Greek hero Atalanta was an exceptional woman

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Atalanta was incredibly fast and accurate with missiles. She was first to strike the Calydonian Boar and was one of the Argonauts.
Peleus and Atalanta wrestling, black-figured hydria, ca. 550 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Peleus and Atalanta wrestling, black-figured hydria, ca. 550 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen

PD Courtesy of Bibi Saint-Pol at Wikipedia.
Atalanta was a disappointment to her father because she was a girl, so he exposed her, but the goddess Artemis favored and protected her. Atalanta grew to be a top athlete. In the Calydonian Boar Hunt, Atalanta was the first to pierce the boar's hide. She was such a fast runner that Aphrodite had to provide her opponent with a trick to enable him to beat her. She was one of the many Greek heroes known as Argonauts who went with Jason to fetch the Golden Fleece.

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