Thursday, January 14, 2016

Artemis Facts

Photograph by Marie-Lan Nguyen 
Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt, the moon, archery, forests, and hills. She is one of the most revered of all the Olympians. Thus, here are a few facts about Artemis. I hope that you enjoy.

10. Artemis, goddess of the Hunt, was the daughter of Leto and Zeus.

9. Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo, Greek God of the Sun.

8.Apollo was born a day after Artemis.

7. Artemis was the goddess of wildlife, a virgin huntress, and patroness saint of hunters.

6. The bear was a holy animal to Artemis.

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5. The Greek goddess of the nunt guarded her purity vigilantly.

Photograph by Carole Raddato
4. Actaeon (a famous Theban hero) and Orion (a giant huntsman) tried to rape Artemis but anyone who endangered her purity was met with a fierce end.

3. Artemis was a vital goddess in the lives of women, generally when it came to young animals and matrimony.

2. Artemis mutated one of her nymphs into a bear and then killed her when the nymph was seduced by Zeus.

1. She was from time to time linked as the moon goddess.

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