Atalanta was no damsel in distress. Known for being a kick-butt huntress and a super-fast runner, this lady had a habit of ticking off macho men who couldn't stand that a woman was better at typically manly activities. Some of Atalanta's most famous feats were drawing first blood in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar, slaying some unruly centaurs, and voyaging with Jason and the Argonauts on the Quest for the Golden Fleece. Her biggest defeat was losing a foot race to a suitor named Hippomenes, who she had to marry after. Hippomenes totally cheated, though, so maybe we shouldn't count it as a defeat. All in all, Atalanta was one tough chick.
|Nickname||The huntress, the Atalantanator|
Princess of Arcadia
|Education||Artemis' School of Wilderness Survival|
|Political views||Amazonian Feminist|
|Parents||Iasus (my jerk-wad dad who abandoned me at birth) |
Kymene (my mom)
|Children||Parthenopaios (who some say I had with Hippomenes)|
|Friends||Jason and the Argonauts (who I joined in the Quest for the Golden Fleece) |
Meleager (who stood up for me on the Calydonian Boar Hunt)
Artemis (my goddess of choice)
|Enemies||Hippomenes (who totally cheated in our foot race that forced me to marry him) |
Plexippus, Toxeus, Iphicles, and Eurypylus (who tried to take the hide of the Calydonian Boar from me)
|Relationship status||Married to Hippomenes (unwillingly)|
|Quotations||"My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill." |
– William Sharp
"Not even girls want to be girls as long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power."
– William Moulton Marston
"A hard headed woman is a thorn in the side of man."
– from "Hard Headed Woman" by Wanda Jackson
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find out what it means to me."
– from "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"Don't hide yourself in regret.
Just love yourself and you're set.
I'm on the right track baby.
I was born this way."
– from "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga
|Books||The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper |
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Antigone by Sophocles
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Lisbeth is no joke.)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (I think she must've been descended from me.)
|Music||Born This Way by Lady Gaga |
Hunter by Björk
It's a Man's World by James Brown
Four Women by Nina Simone
The Distance by Cake
Samson by Regina Spektor
Respect by Aretha Franklin
Hard Headed Woman by Wanda Jackson
Million Dollar Baby
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Wrestling Women USA!
Kill Bill: Vol 1
|TV Shows||Buckmasters |
Xena: Warrior Princess
Buffy the Vampire Slayer