Energetic Youth Melanion Distracts Atalanta Into Marriage
HESIOD (MP)--Distracted for just a moment by a golden apple, Atalanta lost the race
for the honor of marriage to the intelligent and good-looking local youth Melanion.
Menalion now has the opportunity to wed Atalanta at his convenience.
"It was genius, pure and simple," bragged Melanion. "Those golden apples from Aphrodite
were just the distraction Atalanta needed to let me win. She really wanted to, you know.
After all, I'm just so cute."
Atalanta, the only athletic female in Greece, was is such demand for marriage that she
offered her hand only to the man to first beat her in a foot race. Melanion had used the
three golden apples provided by Aphrodite to distract Atalanta during the race and secure
"That rat is just like Discord and her golden apple!" Atalanta said. "I am still in shock
that I (gulp) lost! But I actually won because I really wanted to marry him
anyway," Atalanta added.
"Those two are in a lot of trouble," according to the Certified Psychic at Oracle
International--Delphi Branch. "Both of them think that they are God's gift to the world
and much better than everybody else. Hubris, plain and simple. They will do something
stupid, really, really stupid, and get into lots of trouble for it. Mark my
Mr. Melanion and Mrs. Atalanta Melanion were not available to comment on this predition.
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