Artemis (Diana)

A Greek Goddess of the hunt, wild things, and the moon

Who is Artemis

Artemis possesses the conventional Olympian godly attributes of superhuman physical properties, vitality, and functional immortality.  

In ancient art Artemis was usually depicted as a girl dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and quiver of arrows.

Responsibilities

To watch over children, protect new born creatures, aid women during childbirth, send plagues through wicked cities, kill men who committed rape, and help the hunt

art picture by Michael C Hayes

Relationships

Daughter of Zeus and Leto, sister of Ares and twin sister of Appolo

Artemis and Appolo are both bringers of sudden death and disease, Artemis targetted women and girls, and Apollo men and boys.

Leto, (Artemis mother) was a very gracious and loveable god but was hated by Hera, the wife of Zeus, for having seduced her husband. So when Leto became pregnant and Hera found out, she explicitly forbade any place under the sun to offer shelter to the sinful woman. She even held her daughter Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth, firmly in her arms to prevent her from supporting Leto on her labor.

Symbols

The bow and arrow, and the moon

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2 years ago
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Where has mom gone off to now? Let's get some hunting in sometime. ~Apollo

2 years ago
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Sorry for Hera... She gets a little crazy at sometimes, but everything worked out! - Zeus

2 years ago
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Kids these days

2 years ago
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Hera

2 years ago
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Half sisters!! Let's go hunting sometime!

2 years ago
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Hello granddaughter Hades-

2 years ago
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will do Apollo ! -Artemis

2 years ago
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its okay dad! -Artemis

2 years ago
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Artemis I miss you!

2 years ago
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I havent seen my favorite sister in a while be safe while hunting -Hermes