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Mythology & Beliefs: Hippomenes
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Hippomenes was the husband of Atalanta, whom he beat in race by dropping golden apples, which she stopped to pick up.

Hippomenes in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Ἱππομένης), a son of Megareus of Onchestus, and a great grandson of Poseidon. (Ov. Met. 10.605.) Apollodorus (3.15.8) calls the son of Hippomenes Megareus. (Comp. [ATALANTE, No. 2].) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Hippomenes in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Hippomenes (Ἰππομένης), also known as Melanion, was the husband of Atalanta. When men who were struck by Atalanta's beauty watched her run through the forest, she became angry and told them "I will race anyone who wants to marry me! Whoever is so swift that he can outrun me will receive the prize of my hand in marriage! But whomever I beat - will die."...

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