Atalanta was a Greek athlete and heroine.
Atalanta first met Hercules when the hero came to her forge looking for nails to fix Janista’s roof. She was immediately attracted to him. She told him that her assistant, Ximenos hadn’t shown up for work that day and Hercules went searching for him. Later, Atalanta was possessed by Ares. He forced her to create an arsenal of swords which he gave to an army of young followers, including Ximenos. When Atalanta was free of Ares’ control, she told Hercules what had happened and helped the hero to free the young soldiers from Ares’ evil before sharing a passionate kiss with him (HTLJ “Ares”).