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The Story of Atalanta Strength and Skill

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Strength and Skill

Atalanta's amazing strength and skill are totally what make her famous. For one, she's an awesome huntress, which she proves on the Calydonian Boat Hunt. She also shows that she's a pretty gnarly wrestler when she kicks Pelias' butt on the Quest for the Golden Fleece. As if those things weren't enough, she's also a super fast runner and is undefeated in the foot race until Hippomenes comes along and totally cheats. In her time, the fact that Atalanta is a woman with all this strength and skill makes her all the more remarkable. No doubt about it, Atalanta is one tough chick.

Questions About Strength and Skill

  1. What is remarkable about Atalanta's abilities?
  2. How would Atalanta's life have been different if she hadn't been skilled at anything?
  3. Which do you think is the most impressive out of all of Atalanta's skills? Explain your answer.
  4. Would Atalanta be famous if she'd been born a man with the same abilities? Why or why not?
  5. Could Atalanta's abilities be seen as having a negative effect on her life? Why or why not?

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