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Atalanta

Atalanta

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Atalanta

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.

Basic Information

NameAtalanta
NicknameThe huntress, the Atalantanator
SexFemale
Current cityElysium

Work & Education

OccupationHuntress
Princess of Arcadia
EducationArtemis' School of Wilderness Survival

Beliefs

Political viewsAmazonian Feminist

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsIasus (my jerk-wad dad who abandoned me at birth)
Kymene (my mom)
SiblingsNone
ChildrenParthenopaios (who some say I had with Hippomenes)
FriendsJason 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)
EnemiesHippomenes (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)

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Hippomenes (unwillingly)
Interested inNobody

Favorites

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
BooksThe 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.)
MusicBorn 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 
MoviesBrave 
Mulan 
Million Dollar Baby 
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 
Wrestling Women USA! 
Kill Bill: Vol 1 
Girlfight 
TV ShowsBuckmasters 
Xena: Warrior Princess 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

Activities & Interests

LikesMarion Jones
Big Buck Hunter
Feminism
Safaris
Roller Derby
WNBA
ActivitiesHunting
Running
InterestsWildlife Conservation
GroupsSociety of Female Warriors
1,000,000 Hunters United 
Stars of Track and Field
Roller Derby Girls
WNBA 

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