Name: Atalanta

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    In Greek mythology, Atalanta was the name of a young woman who said she would marry the man who could defeat her in a footrace. All other contestants would be put to death. Hippomenes won by dropping three golden apples, which Atalanta stopped to pick up.

    Atalanta is the protagonist in the epic poem "Atalanta in Calydon: A Tragedy" by Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1865.

    Atalanta is also a brand name of women's athletic wear.

    Vanessa Atalanta is the formal name for the Red Admiral butterfly.

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