ATABYRIS, a mountain in the south-west of Rhodes.
ArActm, eit-a-a'-ezi, a people of Narbo nense Gaul, on the At'ax (elude), which flows from the Pyrenees into the Mediterranean. ATALANTA, at-a-taw-ea. 1. A daughter of King Schceneus of Scyros, or of Menalion, or of Jasus (or Jasius) and ClyMene, was born in Arcadia, an d was very beautiful, but determined to live in celibacy. To free herself from her numerous admirers, she proposed to run a race with them, she carrying a dart, while they had no arms ; the lovers were to start first, and she was to marry the one who arrived at the goal before her, but to kill all whom she overtook : she was nearly invincible in running, and so slew many admirers. At last Hippomenes, son of Macareus, (or Milanion,) received from Venus three golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, and, as he ran, threw them down at intervals ; and Atalanta, charmed at the sight, stopped to pick them, and was thus won by Hippomenes (or Milanion): but the pair were soon after changed into lions by Cybele for profaning her temple. According
to Apollodorus, Atalanta was exposed at On birth by her father (who desired male issue was suckled by a she-bear, and preserved be shepherds : she became a huntress, killed tlt centaurs Hyleus and Rhecus for offering violence to her ; joined in hunting the Caly donian boar, which she wounded, and received its head from her lover Meleager ; went in the Argonauts' expedition (disguised as a man); conquered Peleus at the games instituted in honour of Pelias ; and, on her father wishing her to marry, determined to abide by the award of the race, as related above. Atalanta bore a son, Parthenopreus, to Hippomenes (or Meleager, or Milanion, or Mars). a. An isle near Eubcea and Locris.