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Atalanta was the daughter of Iacus who was an Arcadian princess. Her father King Iasus wanted a son. Atalanta was born and King Iasus left her on a mountaintop to die. On reaching adulthood, Atalanta, after receiving a warning against marriage from the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, swore to remain a virgin goddess and so she became the hunting partner of Artemis, the Greek goddess. Some stories say that a bear raised her. She reunited with her father afterwards.
Like the goddesses Athena and Artemis, Atalanta is a rare strong female figure in Greek literature and she appears frequently in Greek art in scenes showing her renowned hunting and sporting skills.
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- "Atalanta". World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
- "ATALANTA (Atalante) - Arcadian Heroine of Greek Mythology". www.theoi.com. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
- "Atlanta". www.greekmythology.com. Retrieved 2021-11-11.