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ATALANTA

The Huntress

In the wild and dangerous world of ancient Greek myth, Atalanta, virgin priestess of Artemis, is one of the few strong female figures. Her name derives from the Greek word atalantos, meaning ‘equal in weight’, which hints at her ability to compete with men, and even to beat them. Indeed, though many doubted Atalanta’s bravery simply because she was female, she was determined to prove them wrong. And so she did, time and time again. Atalanta did not shy away from a challenge - from slaying attackers to winning wrestling contests and even accompanying the Argonauts on their voyage against all odds.