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Fast Hero. Good against myth units.
—In-game description

Atalanta is a Greek Heroic Age hero exclusive to Poseidon.

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Strategy[]

Atalanta is one of the fastest heroes in the game, so she can easily chase down enemy myth units and is an excellent scout. However, her attack is slightly lower than that of the other Heroic Age Greek heroes.

Mythology[]

Age -- 28
Homeland -- Boeotia (possibly Arcadia)
Occupation -- hunter and athlete
Special attack -- runs very fast.

As a baby, this female hero was left on a hillside, exposed to the elements by her father, who had desperately wanted a son. Suckled by a bear and then raised by hunters who found her, she grew to become a great hunter, and the fastest foot-racer known, as well as a beautiful woman. In some accounts she served in the crew of the Argo. During the great Calcydonian Boar Hunt, two centaurs tried to assault her, but she killed them both. Her success in the hunt and reconciliation with her royal father made her especially attractive to suitors, but the Oracle had advised her never to marry. She agreed to marry any man that could catch her in a race, believing no such man existed. But a suitor distracted her with gold apples thrown in her path and managed to win the race. After the marriage, the couple let their passions go wild within a temple of Zeus, which angered the great god, and he turned them both into lions.
—In-game help section

Trivia[]

  • According to her concept art, Atalanta was originally intended to be an archer hero.

Gallery[]

Heroes obtainable in random maps in Age of Mythology
God ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks
All PhysicianIcon Hippocrates
ZeusPortrait Zeus JasonIcon Jason OdysseusIcon Odysseus HeraclesIcon Heracles BellephoronIcon Bellerophon
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon TheseusIcon Theseus HippolytaIcon Hippolyta AtalantaIcon Atalanta PolyphemusIcon Polyphemus
TheArgoIcon The Argo
HadesPortrait Hades AjaxIcon Ajax ChironIcon Chiron AchillesIcon Achilles PerseusIcon Perseus
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
All Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh
AoM Priest Icon Priest
OsirisIcon Osiris SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh (second)
NorsePortrait Norse
All Hersiricon Hersir
BaldrIcon Baldr Hero of Ragnarok Icon Hero of Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
All Citizen Hero Icon Citizen (Hero) Murmillo Hero Icon Murmillo (Hero) Arcus Hero Icon Arcus (Hero) Fanatic Hero Icon Fanatic (Hero)
Katapeltes Hero Icon Katapeltes (Hero) Contarius Hero Icon Contarius (Hero)
Oracle Hero Icon Oracle (Hero)
Turma Hero Icon Turma (Hero) Destroyer Hero Icon Destroyer (Hero)
ChinesePortrait Chinese
All AoM Monk Icon Monk
FuXiPortrait Fu Xi Immortal Icon Immortal (8)
Others Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2) Immortal Icon Immortal (2)
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