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Artemis
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General Info
Title(s) Goddess of the Hunt and Wilderness
Greek Ἄρτεμις
Consort None
Parents Zeus and Leto
Sibling(s) Apollo
Children None
Roman Equivalent Diana

Artemis (Greek: (nominative) Ἄρτεμις; (genitive) Ἀρτέμιδος) is the goddess of hunting and wilderness.[1] She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, as well as the twin sister of Apollo.[2] She is one of the three virgin goddesses of Olympus.[3]

In Mythology

She loved to hunt and then bathe in a quiet pool. If any man saw her bathing, she would seduce, and then drown the poor souls; for no man shall live to tell the tale. She has a group of young women called the Hunters, that have sworn loyalty to Artemis, and given up love, in return for immortality. This immortality does not, however, include death by battle. She is believed to have accidently fallen in love with, and subsequently killed, the hero Orion during hunting.

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Citations

  1. (Hamilton 1998, p. 31)
  2. (Hamilton 1998, p. 31)
  3. (Hamilton 1998, p. 31)

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