Atalanta name means “Unswaying” and certainly at the height of the Atalanta was a girl with an attitude!
Born of a father who was hoping for a son and expose the baby Atalanta in the forest where he was raised by one of the bears Artemis. But eventually he reappeared in his life bears no grudge against him.
Atalanta did not seem to fall into the trap of “buy” to try to win approval or to any of the traditional schemes. He was ready to defend his personal values, and was perfectly capable of it.
Politely say goodbye, she left home at an early age to see the world before settling down. . . if you ever decide to move, what it is.
One thing is certain, no one else to decide for him. Now or never! Home was good, but it was just too much to see and do to get stuck in one place too long.
Atalanta was one of the goddesses warriors, who were known for their fierce independence, competitiveness and physical skills. She became famous as an adventurer, the only woman to join the group of heroes who accompanied Jason sails to faraway places to capture the Golden Fleece and bring it safely to Greece, a quest that involves a risk significant because they faced many hardships and dangers on the road.
Atalanta was a great hunter. Expert in his bow and arrow, was sometimes accompanied by “just one of several sports events of the boys’.
The most famous of these feats was hunting wild boar of Calydon. In retaliation for an assassination attempt by the king of Calydon, Artemis had unleashed his grumpy giant pig in the kingdom to wreak havoc on the field. And he did wreak havoc, trampling all cultures, which involves all the cattle, and allows residents afraid to leave the safety of their homes.
Several headhunters hired to kill the beast, but had failed miserably, losing his own life. Finally, the king had the good sense to announce a contest that attracts hunting all big game hunters probably have everything at the same time, wild boar and many more, will tip the scales in your favor.
From pig uproar in the kingdom had already nearly bankrupt, the prize winner would be modest (only skin and boar tusks in size), but the fame and glory goes to those who killed the beast, not to mention of the eternal gratitude of the people, would be enormous.
As it happened, Meleager, son of the king, who would be joining the hunt that day, it was Atalanta, and asked him to join the men. Although he was already married, had just hit him and attracted by her beauty and her ability. Other men, however, were not very happy to be a woman involved in the hunt. As it turned out, were lucky to have him there.
Initial moves men uncomfortable, but nothing has infuriated boar and cause injury to many in the party. Just when the boar had two of them written and ready to load, the boar came Atalanta, looked into her eyes and managed to get the perfect shot, striking him and “save your bacon.” Mealeager rushed in lance and stunned pigs killed, becoming the hero of the chase.
E ‘due to his infatuation with a young hunter or a true appreciation for his central role in the collection of wild boar, Meleager did the right thing and insisted that it was the first shot Atalanta, who had allowed his victory, and that would take the hides and tusks.
Whatever it was literally saved from being fed to pigs, chauvinists within the party were sore losers and protested coat is administered to a woman. (This led to a struggle between men and eventually led to the death of Meleager – but return to the story of Atalante.)
This time, Atalanta was becoming quite a celebrity who is known both for its beauty and courage. There was a lot of men who seek her hand, but vowed to remain single until he was ready to marry her and promised to take her husband, thanks a lot!
His father, the king finally dismounted and insisted she marry, but she has negotiated a compromise. She promised to marry any man who willingly could surprise in the race and it would even be a handicap themselves by giving him an advantage, and driving while it was balanced by his heavy sword.
Men want to give up even apply for the privilege of competing with him, added a condition he behead unarmed and hapless suitor when she passed the race. So the stakes were very high man!
Atalanta was so nice and smooth, many young noblemen who signed him to run, though. Atalanta, has decided to make their own choices about who and when they marry, he ran like the wind, her long golden hair waving in the wind behind him. Many men were killed in a race against him.
But a young man, Ippomene, who had helped the judge finds that the races are silly pretenders to risk their lives. At least that’s what I thought until the Atalanta took off and went to the starting blocks in his own, but a lean, kept racing. Now he was fond of, but because it was more of a thinker as an athlete, she knew she had never been any chance of winning.
An intelligent child, but pleaded his case with Aphrodite, goddess of love, and asked for his help. Aphrodite was a little upset with Atalanta anyway because it had always seemed so reluctant to fall in love (Aphrodite hurts seems to work, so to speak), then it was more than happy to do service.
Aphrodite Hippomenes three gold apples of the magic that has made its own garden and instructed him to throw them into the path of Atalanta, when they approached him in the race. He did, and whenever Atalanta was intrigued by the brightest objects and declined to pick them up.
In some versions of history, saw the handsome young man and his innovative approach very impressed with Atalanta that she deliberately slowed down and let him win. When he collapsed from exhaustion after being first across the finish line, Atalanta helped him and told the audience she was happy to have won.
They walked hand in hand of the king, who married and gave them a big bunch of valuable horses as a wedding gift. Atalanta and her husband then went to his country, where the main celebrations took place to accommodate them.
With all they had to forget something important.
They forgot to pay tribute to one of the gods or goddesses. In one account, he was Zeus, the mighty king of the Olympians.
In a second, and Saucier, version was not even a short word of thanks addressed to Aphrodite for the role she played in the organization of their unit. Aphrodite was offended by their negligence, and decided to play a trick on them, excite them with the insatiable desire of the other. Unfortunately, the trick is out of hand, and they eventually go mad, passionate love in the midst of a temple.
Rhea, the goddess whose temple profaned it, he was furious and persuaded Zeus to the lions, which harnessed to pull the cart.
Zeus, recognizing the greatness of his love for others with compassion and turn them into a constellation of stars we know today as the Leonids, which allows the couple to stay together, racing through the sky, side by side forever .