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n. Greek Mythology
A hunter who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a footrace. She was outrun by Hippomenes, who won by dropping along the course three golden apples, which she paused to pick up.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped
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At•a•lan•ta(ˌæt lˈæn tə)
a virgin huntress of Greek myth, who promised to marry the suitor who could beat her in a foot race.
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