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The Story of Atalanta Camilla

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This lady from Roman mythology has a lot of similarities to our girl Atalanta. For one, she was known for being a crazy fast runner. Though she wasn't famous for being a huntress, like Atalanta she was also a devotee of Artemis. Well, technically, Camilla worshiped Diana, who was the Roman version of Artemis.

Being a worshiper of Diana, Camilla was also determined to stay a virgin. Unlike Atalanta, Camilla was able to remain this way for her entire life. Camilla and Atalanta also have unusual wet nurses in common. Instead of being suckled by a she bear as Atalanta was, Camilla was nursed by a mare.

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