102. Atalanta joins the Calydonian Boar hunt

Once upon a time, the land of Calydon was blessed with a fruitful year, and King Oeneus decreed that all should make offerings to the gods and goddesses. Accordingly, the first corns were offered to Ceres, wine of grapes to Bacchus, oil of olives to Minerva, and likewise all the deities were adored. But they …

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101. Atalanta kills the Centaurs

Once upon a time, Iasos, son of King Lykourgos of Arkadia, married Klymene, daughter of Minyas. They were blessed with a female child, but Iasos wanted a male child. Hence, Iasos instructed his servant to expose the child. The servant left the child on Mount Parthenion, but fate was kind to the child. A she-bear, …

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120. Hippomenes falls in love with Atalanta

Once upon a time, the fair maid Atalanta, the daughter of Schoeneus, was extremely beautiful and extremely swift-footed. Many suitors approached her. She consulted an oracle to know her fate after marriage. The oracle replied that marriage would harm her, but she would not avoid her harm, and while living she would lose herself. Scared …

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121. Atalanta falls in love with Hippomenes

Once upon a time, Hippomenes, the son of Megareus of Onchestus, witnessed a race, wherein the suitors of the swift-footed maid Atalanta, the daughter of Schoeneus, were defeated by her and according to the stipulated conditions of the race, were put to death. Without any fright of the deathly result, Hippomenes boldly stood up in …

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122. Hippomenes weds Atalanta

Once upon a time, Hippomenes, the son of Megareus of Onchestus, participated in a race with Atalanta, the daughter of Schoeneus, on the condition that if he won, he would make Atalanta his bride, else he would lose his life. Hippomenes prayed to goddess Venus for help, and an unenvious breeze wafted the prayer to …

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123. Hippomenes and Atalanta become lions

Once upon a time, the goddess Venus had helped Hippomenes, the son of Megareus, by giving him three golden apples, due to which Hippomenes won a race against the fleet-footed virgin Atalanta, the daughter of Schoeneus, and Hippomenes married Atalanta. But the ungrateful Hippomenes forgot the help of Venus. Neither did he offer any prayer …

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