Monday, June 18, 2007

How 'bout them Apples?

Atalanta (at-uh-LAN-tuh) Abandoned at birth by a father who wanted a son, Atalanta became a great heroine. Unwilling to marry, she finally consented to wed any man who could beat her at a foot race. Such was her speed that she would have remained happily single, but the Goddess of Love gave one of her suitors golden apples to scatter on the race course. These were magical, and Atalanta could not resist them. Stooping to gather them in, she lost the contest to her destined husband.

1 comment:

Tempest said...

I love the Gods. They always know just how to bring you just where you need to be... even if you have to go the wrong way (to learn a lesson) about it to get there.