Atalanta Name Meaning & Origin
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From Ancient Greek Αταλάντη (Atalantē, meaning "balanced, having the same value (as a man.)"
In Greek legend, Atalanta was a maiden famous for her swiftness, who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped.
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Atalanta, an opera by Handel.