Equal opportunity on this adventure and a rare, authentic female Greek hero appears. Of course, this being a Greek myth, Atalanta is all kinds of messed up. Pro tip: don’t ask her out, she has serious commitment issues.
Theseus was the muscles from Athens. He made his name administering a special brand of justice to the bandits plaguing the roads and the stories are from those days. He is the one that took the Minotaur by the horns and started the whole sordid matador (bullfighter) business.
Atalanta was the usual hard-luck hero story, abandoned at birth and left in the forest. Animals raised her and later hunters adapted her. She foreswore love and accounts have her killing suitors who failed to beat her in a footrace. Like the male athletes of the period, she run naked – you might die trying to win her hand, but you will be smiling from start to finish.
How do those two play out in a tale of Xena and Lyceus? Think popular entertainment of the day. It is hero time, straight from the myths. Discuss in FORUMS.
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