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Aphrodite (Venus) - Atalanta and the Golden Apples

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Atalanta and the Golden Apples

Wanted for conspiring with Melanion (a.k.a. Hippomenes) to cheat in a footrace against Atalanta, and thus win her hand in marriage.

Case Status: Closed. Aphrodite turned against Melanion for not being appropriately grateful to her, and ended up transforming him and Atalanta into lions after they defiled her temple.

The full details are filed away in Book 10 of The Metamorphoses.

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