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April 4, 2009 / milesandhisfavorites

The Race Of Atalanta

Atalanta was told by an oracle that if she married, she would be ruined.  So she set up a race.  All who wanted to marry her would have to race her.  Whoever beat her got to marry her.  She catches love at first sight with a guy named Hippomenes.  She begged for him not to race her, so she wouldn’t face the chance that he would lose.  So she asked the goddess of love, Aphrodite(gave birth to Cupid), for help.  She gave Hippomenes 3 golden apples, and he threw them at different points during the race.  The apples distracted Atalanta, making Hippomenes win, and so everyone was happy.



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