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Atalanta ( Greek: Ἀταλάντη Atalantē) is person who is in Greek mythology. She was a virgin and was a huntress.

Atalanta was the daughter of Iacus who was an Arcadian princess. Her father King Iasus wanted a son. Atalanta was born and King Iasus left her on a mountaintop to die. Some stories say that a bear raised her. She reunited with her father afterwards.

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