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Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon

Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt and the moon and protector of expectant women and the young.

Family of Artemis

Parents: Artemis was born as a daughter of Zeus, the Ruler of the Greek gods and the Titaness Leto at Mount Cynthus on the island of Delos in Greece.
Siblings: Artemis had a twin brother, Apollo. Apollo was the god of the sun, while Artemis' cult was associated with the moon. Artemis was born before Apollo and helped her mother give birth to her baby brother.
Goddess Artemis never married.

Artemis, the Virgin Huntress

As a child, Artemis had asked by her father Zeus to remain an eternal virgin and therefore became one of the three Virgin Goddesses in Greek mythology. Artemis had absolute dominion over nature and was said to bring fertility to all places that worshipped her.
Usually accompanied by Nymphs and Oceanids, Artemis loved to hunt with arrows dipped in poison.

Interesting facts about Artemis

odd info about artemisOddly enough, Artemis was both a huntress of wild animals and their protector.
artemis and the death According to Homer, every compulsive sudden death of women was attributed to Artemis

Appearance of Artemis

Artemis was usually armed with a bow and arrows and wore a knee-high chiton (a type of tunic).

Symbols of Artemis

The symbols of Artemis were the bow and the spear. Her tree was the cedar and her sacred animals were the snake, the bear and the deer.

Roman name: Diana

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