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Atalanta was sometimes called the daughter of Schoeneus and sometimes called the daughter of Iasus or Iasius. She participated in the Calydonian boar hunt. She refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a footrace. Melanion (Hippomenes) outraced her by throwing golden apples to the side of the course, which she slowed down to pick up. In their haste to consummate the marriage, they made love in a place sacred to Zeus and were turned into lions.

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