The golden apples, the gift of Aphrodite to Hippomenes before his race with Atalanta, were also plucked from the garden of the Hesperides.
ATALANTA, in Greek legend, the name of two Greek heroines.
(1) The Arcadian Atalanta was the daughter of Iasius or Iasion and Clymene.
(2) The Boeotian Atalanta was the daughter of Schoeneus.
Hippomenes, before starting, had obtained from Aphrodite three golden apples, which he dropped at intervals, and Atalanta, stopping to pick them up, fell behind.