- Fierce Huntress Fast runner & sharp-shooter Tricked by Hippomenes, into marriage with 3 golden apples during a deadly race
- An oracle told Atalanta that she would be ruined if married
- Atalanta said she would only marry a man who could beat her in a race, but if she won, she would kill the man who lost.
- Atalanta killed many suitors who tried to best her at races
- Atalanta and other famous heroes led a hunt for the Calydonian boar, her speed made her first to draw blood