Last Update: 12 Mar 2021
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. 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
Oddly enough, Artemis was both a huntress of wild animals and their protector.
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