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Artemis
The Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture by Leochares. (Louvre Museum)
The Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture by Leochares. (Louvre Museum)
Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, the Moon
Symbol Bow and arrows
Parents Zeus and Leto
Siblings Apollo
Roman equivalent Diana
.Artemis (pronunciation in Ancient Greek: /ártemis/) was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities.^ One pantheon has Hades , god of the dead, in the list, but the most common tradition has Demeter , goddess of corn, as the Olympian deity.

^ The principal one of these and the most enthusiastically celebrated is that in honor of Artemis at the town of Boubastis [the goddess Pasht or Bastet]."
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^ "Sol the Sun and Luna the Moon are deities, and the Greeks identify the former with Apollo and the latter with Diana [Artemis]."
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.In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis (Greek: (nominative) Ἄρτεμις, (genitive) Ἀρτέμιδος) was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo.^ Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo .

^ He was also the father of the twins, Apollo and Artemis, by the Titaness Leto .

^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

.She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, fertility, young girls and disease in women and often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.^ Virgin goddess of childbirth and of wild animals.

^ Artemis was the goddess of wild beasts and the hunt.
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^ She was the huntress, yet she was protectress of wild animals.

[1] The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.
.Artemis later became identified with Selene,[2] a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head.^ Artemis was goddess of the moon and was sometimes confused with Selene and Hecate , who were also moon-goddesses.

^ Summary: Artemis is the Greek Goddess of the Moon and the hunt.
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^ Artemis : is the Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt.
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.She was also identified with the Roman goddess Diana,[3] with the Etruscan goddess Artume, and with the Greek or Carian goddess Hecate.^ She was identified with the Roman goddess, Venus .

^ Artemis was also known as the Roman goddess, Diana .

^ Also known as Athene, she was also identified as the Roman goddess, Minerva .

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Etymology

A hypothesis connects Artemis to the Proto-Indo-European root h₂ŕ̥tḱos meaning "bear" due to her cultic practices in Brauronia and the Neolithic remains at the Arkouditessa. The name could be related to αρτεμης ("safe") or αρταμος ("a butcher"). [5]

Birth

Artemis and Apollo. Terracotta, Myrina, c. 25 BC-CE
.Various conflicting accounts are given in Classical Greek mythology of the birth of Artemis and her twin brother, Apollo.^ Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo .

^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ In the character of sister of Apollo, Artemis is like her brother armed with a bow, quiver, and arrows, and sends plague and death among men and animals : she is a thea apollousa.
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.All accounts agree, however, that she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and that she was the twin sister of Apollo.^ Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo .

^ Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto (sometimes called “Letona”) as well as the twin sister of Apollo .
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^ Artemis was generally viewed as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, although there is a myth that she is the daughter of Demeter (the name of the father was lost to antiquity).
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.An account by Callimachus has it that Hera forbade Leto to give birth on either terra firma (the mainland) or on an island.^ Hera cursed Leto not to be able to give birth anyplace that the sun had shone.
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^ Artemis was born first and assisted Leto in giving birth to her twin Apollo.
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^ When Zeus gave birth to Athena without a mother, Hera was jealous and decided to give birth to a child without a father.

.Hera was angry with Zeus, her husband, because he had impregnated Leto.^ But usually the tradition says that when Zeus fathered Athena without a mother, the angry goddess decided to have a child of her own without a husband.

^ Hera's marriage was never a happy one, because of Zeus' numerous love affairs with both immortal goddesses and mortal women.

^ Instead of being angry about this ruse, Hera was actually delighted with her husband's ingenuity in winning her back, so the great goddess was reconciled with Zeus.

.But the island of Delos (or Ortygia in the Homeric Hymn to Artemis) disobeyed Hera, and Leto gave birth there.^ Homeric Hymn 27 to Artemis .
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^ Artemis was born first on the island of Ortygia.

^ Artemis was generally viewed as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, although there is a myth that she is the daughter of Demeter (the name of the father was lost to antiquity).
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[6]
A scholium of Servius on Aeneid iii. .72 accounts for the island's archaic name Ortygia [7] by asserting that Zeus transformed Leto into a quail (ortux) in order to prevent Hera from finding out his infidelity, and Kenneth McLeish suggested further that in quail form Leto would have given birth with as few birth-pains as a mother quail suffers when it lays an egg.^ Zeus raped his mother (Rhea/Demeter), and she gave birth to Persephone.

^ Later, Zeus would raped his own daughter, so that Persephone gave birth to the elder Dionysus, otherwise known as Zagreus, but the Titans killed the infant (Dionysus).

^ She was in the foyer with her mother a few weeks ago, during Sacrament Meeting, and DH had taken Marigold out there as well.

[8]
.The myths also differ as to whether Artemis was born first, or Apollo.^ Artemis was born first on the island of Ortygia.

^ Artemis was born first and assisted Leto in giving birth to her twin Apollo.
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^ In the myth about Niobe , Apollo killed Niobe's sons while Artemis killed Niobe's daughters with arrows.

.Most stories depict Artemis as born first, becoming her mother's mid-wife upon the birth of her brother Apollo.^ Artemis was born first on the island of Ortygia.

^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ In the character of sister of Apollo, Artemis is like her brother armed with a bow, quiver, and arrows, and sends plague and death among men and animals : she is a thea apollousa.
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Childhood

Roman marble Bust of Artemis after Kephisodotos (Musei Capitolini), Rome
.The childhood of Artemis is not embodied in any surviving myth: the Iliad reduced the figure of the dread goddess to that of a girl, who, having been thrashed by Hera, climbs weeping into the lap of Zeus.^ Artemis was generally viewed as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, although there is a myth that she is the daughter of Demeter (the name of the father was lost to antiquity).
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^ Iphigeneia, who was at first to have been sacrificed to Artemis, and then became her priestess, was afterwards identified with the goddess (Herod.
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^ Artemis was goddess of the moon and was sometimes confused with Selene and Hecate , who were also moon-goddesses.

[9] .A poem of Callimachus – the goddess "who amuses herself on mountains with archery" – imagines some charming vignettes: at three years old, Artemis asked her father, Zeus, while sitting on his knee, to grant her six wishes.^ Paris was asked to judge who of the three goddesses was the fairest.

^ It can be really hard to get all the kids to sit down for a lesson, I mean there’s a big difference between an 18 month old and a three year old.

^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

.Her first wish was to remain chaste for eternity, and never to be confined by marriage.^ The mystic remains chaste or virgin in the sense of never being swayed by the events of life to give up spiritual aspiration--all other loves are secondary.

.She then asked for lop-eared hounds, stags to lead her chariot, and nymphs to be her hunting companions, 60 from the river and 20 from the ocean.^ Artemis asked to have lop-eared hounds.
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^ Artemis asked for nymphs to be her hunting companions.
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^ Artemis asked to have stags to lead her chariot.
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.Also, she asked for a silver bow like her brother Apollo.^ Artemis asked for a silver bow and arrows.
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^ Apollo was the god of archery, and he carried a silver bow like his sister.

^ In the character of sister of Apollo, Artemis is like her brother armed with a bow, quiver, and arrows, and sends plague and death among men and animals : she is a thea apollousa.
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He granted her wishes.[10] .All of her companions remained virgins and Artemis guarded her own chastity closely.^ All of Artemis’ nymphs remained virgins.
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^ The mystic remains chaste or virgin in the sense of never being swayed by the events of life to give up spiritual aspiration--all other loves are secondary.

^ "Artemis became a practised huntress and remained a virgin."
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.Her symbol was the silver bow and arrow.^ Artemis asked for a silver bow and arrows.
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^ Symbols: Artemis is typically shown with a bow and arrow (representing the rays of the moon).
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^ Artemis may be thought of as the “silver goddess.” She wore silver sandals, rode a silver chariot in the silver moonlight, and kills with silver arrows shot from a silver bow.
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Other myths about Artemis

Artemis and Actaeon

She was once bathing in a vale on Mount Cithaeron, when the Theban prince and hunter Actaeon stumbled across her. .One version of this story says that Actaeon hid in the bushes and spied on her as she continued to bathe; she was enraged to discover the spy and turned him into a stag which was pursued and killed by his own hounds.^ Actaeon, turns him into a deer: Apollod.

^ I watched that young girl turn into one of the most fearsome warlords the world has ever seen.
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^ When Actaeon , a grandson of Cadmus , probably accidentally, saw her bathing, she transformed him into a stag.

.Alternatively, another version states that Actaeon boasted that he was a better hunter than she and Artemis turned him into a stag and he was eaten by his hounds.^ Actaeon, turns him into a deer: Apollod.

^ In fact, it's quieter than our central air conditioning system and our teenagers actually PREFER using the ARTEMIS over turning on the A.C.!
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^ Describe your feelings, especially any glimpse into another state of consciousness than "normal" reality.

Artemis and Adonis

The Death of Adonis, by Giuseppe Mazzuoli, 1709 - Hermitage Museum
.In some versions of the story of Adonis, who was a late addition to Greek mythology during the Hellenistic period, Artemis sent a wild boar to kill Adonis as punishment for his hubristic boast that he was a better hunter than she.^ I recognize that women who are moms can really use the escape and so I think it’s much better me than them but I would really like to see guys in the nursery too.

^ Gabrielle kept Artemis entertained during the day with stories about the gods and mortals, doing her best to keep the huntress and the conversation away from Xena.
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^ Better Than You Every week we will feature a new contestant who is ....
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In other versions, Artemis killed Adonis for revenge. .In later myths, Adonis had been related as a favorite of Aphrodite, and Aphrodite was responsible for the death of Hippolytus, who had been a favorite of Artemis.^ Artemis was the goddess who brought sudden death to infants, girls and women, for she was not only the protector of girls, but also by contrast their destroyer.
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^ "Britomartis, who is also called Diktynna, the myths relate, was born at Kaino in Krete of Zeus and Karme ...
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Therefore, Artemis killed Adonis to avenge Hippolytus’s death.

Orion

.Orion was a hunting companion of the goddess Artemis.^ Artemis was the goddess of wild beasts and the hunt.
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^ "Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and Moon, Virgin caretaker of Childbirth, you are guilty of interfering with the lives of mortals outside of your realm.
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^ ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wild animals, children and birth.
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In some versions of his story he was killed by Artemis, while in others he was killed by a scorpion sent by Gaia. In some versions, Orion tried to seduce Opis,[11] one of her followers, and she killed him. .In a version by Aratus,[12] Orion took hold of Artemis' robe and she killed him in self-defense.^ It was from this legend and no other that Aiskhylos son of Euphorion took a notion which is in no poet before him: that Artemis was the daughter of Demeter."
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^ "Hagne (chaste) Artemis Khrysothronos (of the golden throne) visited him [Orion] with her gentle shafts and slew him in Ortygia."
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^ "[Akhilleus to Agamemnon:] ‘I wish Artemis had killed her [Briseis] beside the ships with an arrow on that day when I destroyed Lyrnessos and took her."
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In yet another version, Apollo sent the scorpion. .According to Hyginus [13] Artemis once loved Orion (in spite of the late source, this version appears to be a rare remnant of her as the pre-Olympian goddess, who took consorts, as Eos did), but was tricked into killing him by her brother Apollo, who was "protective" of his sister's maidenhood.^ The twenty Amazon passengers huddled together below deck, each thinking of their loved ones and praying to their beloved Goddess Artemis to get them home safely.
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^ Artemis was the goddess who brought sudden death to infants, girls and women, for she was not only the protector of girls, but also by contrast their destroyer.
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^ We got lucky down the line when a close friend who is very familiar with our son was called for nursery, and we eased him into attendance with her.

Other stories

Callisto

.She was the daughter of Lycaon, King of Arcadia and also was one of Artemis's hunting attendants.^ Artemis was also confused with the Cretan goddess Britomartis ("Sweet Maiden"), who was one of Artemis' favourites, whenever the goddess went out hunting in Crete.

^ So when Agamemnon forgot to sacrifice to her, Artemis send a strong wind that prevent the Greek fleet from embarking at Aulis, to Troy, unless Agamemnon sacrifice one of his daughters ( Iphigenia ).

As a companion of Artemis, Callisto took a vow of chastity. .Zeus appeared to her disguised as Artemis, or in some stories Apollo, gained her confidence, then took advantage of her (or raped her, according to Ovid).^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ In some other image, like the one on the right, Artemis appeared to have a pair of large wings.

^ According to some authors, Artemis was the goddess of the Amazons.

As a result of this encounter she conceived a son, Arcas. .Enraged, Hera or Artemis (some accounts say both) changed her into a bear.^ Upon reaching maturity a girl eventually entered into marriage, passing from the protection of Artemis to the goddesses of womanhood, Aphrodite and Hera.
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^ In some accounts, Artemis spirited Iphigeneia away to the land of the Taurians, and replaced the sacrifice with a deer.

^ So far, in my account about Dionysus, there was only one Dionysus, son of Zeus and Semele, but there are some writers who say that there is not a single Dionysus, but several.

Arcas almost killed the bear, but Zeus stopped him just in time. Out of pity, Zeus placed Callisto the bear into the heavens, thus the origin of Callisto the Bear as a constellation. .Some stories say that he placed both Arcas and Callisto into the heavens as bears, forming the Ursa Minor and Ursa Major constellations.^ Some say he was father of Hephaestus , though most people accepted the stories that Hera bore Hephaestus by herself, without a father.

^ Some say that Hera threw her son out of Olympus, while others say that it was Zeus who threw Hephaestus out of heaven, when Hephaestus tried to protect Hera from Zeus' attack.

^ Some of her famous victims included the goddess and Titaness, Leto ; Callisto , whom she changed into a bear, and her son; Io , daughter of the river-god, Inachus; Semele and her son Dionysus , god of wine.

Iphigenia and the Taurian Artemis

.Artemis punished Agamemnon after he killed a sacred stag in a sacred grove and boasted that he was a better hunter.^ When Niobe boasted that she had given birth to seven strong sons and seven beautiful daughters more than Leto, Artemis killed all of Niobe's daughters, while Apollo kill her sons.

^ "[Akhilleus to Agamemnon:] ‘I wish Artemis had killed her [Briseis] beside the ships with an arrow on that day when I destroyed Lyrnessos and took her."
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.When the Greek fleet was preparing at Aulis to depart for Troy to begin the Trojan War, Artemis becalmed the winds.^ During the Trojan War, he favoured the Greeks.

^ So during the Trojan War , Poseidon sided with the Greeks, though he saved a Trojan hero, Aeneas , son of the goddess Aphrodite and Anchises.

^ Throughout the Trojan War , she sided with Greeks against Paris , a Trojan prince.

.The seer Calchis advised Agamemnon that the only way to appease Artemis was to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia.^ So when Agamemnon forgot to sacrifice to her, Artemis send a strong wind that prevent the Greek fleet from embarking at Aulis, to Troy, unless Agamemnon sacrifice one of his daughters ( Iphigenia ).

^ The next candlemark was spent in almost complete silence, interrupted only by Xena telling Artemis which way to go to reach a safe place to camp for the night.
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^ My daughter does not like our nursery the way it is run and I really think she would love it if only half of your outline was implemented.

Artemis then snatches Iphigenia from the altar and substitutes a deer.

Niobe

.A Queen of Thebes and wife of Amphion, Niobe boasted of her superiority to Leto because while she had fourteen children (Niobids), seven boys and seven girls, Leto had only one of each.^ Niobe had foolishly boasted that she had bore seven sons and seven daughters, while Leto had only bore twins.

^ She is also called Diana Omnivaga (wide-wandering), not from her hunting, but because she is counted as one of the seven planets or ‘wanderers’ (vagary).
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^ When Niobe boasted that she had given birth to seven strong sons and seven beautiful daughters more than Leto, Artemis killed all of Niobe's daughters, while Apollo kill her sons.

.When Artemis and Apollo heard this impiety, Apollo killed her sons as they practiced athletics, and Artemis shot her daughters, who died instantly without a sound.^ In the myth about Niobe , Apollo killed Niobe's sons while Artemis killed Niobe's daughters with arrows.

^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ The third Dionysus is the commonly known wine god with the name Bacchus, who was the son of Zeus and Semele , a Theban princess and daughter of Cadmus.

.Apollo and Artemis used poisoned arrows to kill them, though according to some versions two of the Niobids were spared, one boy and one girl.^ Yet Artemis Iokheaira (of the showering) arrows could not now help him, no, nor the long spearcasts in which he had been pre-eminent [for hunting-skill was of no use on the battlefield]."
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^ Some statues depicted her with more than two breasts, suggesting that she was goddess of fertility and sexuality, like at Ephesus (see Artemis of Ephesus ).

^ The title character of the novel is Artemis fowl who as one reviewer put it is an Irish-boy-genius-lex-luthor.
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Amphion, at the sight of his dead sons, killed himself. A devastated Niobe and her remaining children were turned to stone by Artemis as they wept. The gods themselves entombed them.

Otus and Ephialtes

.The Gigantes Otus and Ephialtes were sons of Poseidon.^ Some of his sons were gigantic in stature, like Antaeus , Otus and Ephialtes , the Cyclops Polyphemus , and possibly the great hunter Orion .

.They were so strong that nothing could harm them.^ There was nothing they could do for the moment except wait and see what happened.
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One night, as they slept, Gaia whispered to them, that since they were so strong, they should be the rulers of Olympus. They built a mountain as tall as Mt. .Olympus, and then demanded that the gods surrender, and that Artemis and Hera become their wives.^ Gabrielle was gently grilling the goddess about Mount Olympus, the various gods and goddesses, and anything else she could engage Artemis into talking about.
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^ In the following passage from Aishkylos, the Theban women invoke Artemis, along with Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollon and Hera, as their ancestral gods.
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^ Of all the gods in Olympus, only one other god demand human sacrifice – Ares .

The gods fought back, but couldn't harm them. .The sons even managed to kidnap Ares and hold him in a jar for thirteen months.^ I have sat with my son in nursery for the last few months trying to get him to want to go (he still doesn’t).

^ Similarly, he rescued Ares, who was confined in a bronze storage jar for thirteen months, when the god of war was captured by Otus and Ephialtes .

.Artemis later changed herself into a deer and ran between them.^ Britomartis was transformed into a goddess by Artemis, and her name was changed to Dictynna , which means the "Lady of the Nets".

.The Aloadae, not wanting her to get away because they were eager huntsmen, each threw their javelin and simultaneously killed each other.^ Still, I feel guilty throwing anything away because they were donated and it seems ungrateful.

^ I let the kids have access to anything they want during play time but I do my best to keep up other activities that are more fun.

Diana the huntress, bronze by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)

The Meleagrids

.After the death of Meleager, Artemis turned her grieving sisters, the Meleagrids into guineafowl that Artemis loved very much.^ As for Holly Short, you love the fairy, admire her tenacity, yet hope at the same time that she spares the lives of Artemis, Butler, and Butler's sister, Juliet.
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^ "[Penelope laments her troubles:] 'Would that now, at this very moment, Artemis Hagne (the chaste) would grant me a death as gentle!
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^ Artemis Fowl is a very well written novel; and although directed mainly at children, the book has a very intriguing plot and a lovely and funny style.
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Chione

.Artemis killed Chione for becoming too proud and vain after having an affair with Apollo at his request.^ In the myth about Niobe , Apollo killed Niobe's sons while Artemis killed Niobe's daughters with arrows.

^ When Niobe boasted that she had given birth to seven strong sons and seven beautiful daughters more than Leto, Artemis killed all of Niobe's daughters, while Apollo kill her sons.

Atalanta and Oeneus

Artemis saved the infant Atalanta from dying of exposure after her father abandoned her. She sent a female bear to suckle the baby, who was then raised by hunters. But she later sent a bear to hurt Atalanta because people said Atalanta was a better hunter. This is in some stories.
.Among other adventures, Atalanta participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar, which Artemis had sent to destroy Calydon because King Oeneus had forgotten her at the harvest sacrifices.^ See Atalanta for the story of the Calydonian Boar Hunt.

^ According to Apollodorus, Artemis sent the boar.

^ The Calydonian Boar was hunted by many Greek heroes.

In the hunt, Atalanta drew the first blood, and was awarded the prize of the skin. She hung it in a sacred grove at Tegea as a dedication to Artemis.

Trojan War

.Artemis may have been represented as a supporter of Troy because her brother Apollo was the patron god of the city and she herself was widely worshipped in western Anatolia in historical time.^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ Though Apollo was regarded as god of healing, he punished Laomedon by sending an outbreak of pestilence in Troy.

^ And both pestilential diseases and sudden deaths are imputed to these gods [Artemis and her brother Apollon]."
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In the Iliad[14] she came to blows with Hera, when the divine allies of the Greeks and Trojans engaged each other in conflict. .Hera struck Artemis on the ears with her own quiver, causing the arrows to fall out.^ "Akhilleus released her [the mother of Andromakhe] again, accepting ransom beyond count, but Artemis Iokheaira (of the showering arrows) struck her down in the halls of her father."
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^ The bard’s arms were stretched out along the edge, causing her breasts to rise and fall as she breathed.
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.As Artemis fled crying to Zeus, Leto gathered up the bow and arrows which had fallen out of the quiver.^ Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto , daughter of the titans, Coeüs (Coeus) and Phoebe.

^ You too [Artemis], maiden child of Leto ( koura Latogenes ), ready your bow!
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^ "Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks she [Artemis] draws her golden bow, rejoicing in the chase, and sends out grievous shafts.
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Worship of Artemis

Roman Temple of Artemis in Jerash, Jordan, built during the reign of Antoninus Pius.
.Artemis, the goddess of forests and hills, was worshipped throughout ancient Greece.^ Artemis was worshipped in this capacity by a number of ancient city states.
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^ The identification of Selene with Artemis was a late invention, perhaps coinciding with the introduction of the Thracian goddess Bendis into Greece.
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[15]. Her best known cults were on the island of Delos (her birthplace); in Attica at Brauron and Mounikhia (near Piraeus); in Sparta. .She was often depicted in paintings and statues in a forest setting, carrying a bow and arrows, and accompanied by a deer.^ Stepping into position, the brown haired goddess raised the bow, set the arrow, and let the wooden shaft fly.
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As Aeginaea, she was worshiped in Sparta; the name means either huntress of chamois, or the wielder of the javelin (αιγανέα).[16][17] .She was worshipped at Naupactus as Aetole; in her temple in that town there was a statue of white marble representing her throwing a javelin.^ She was worshipped everywhere, because there are hearths in every home and temple.

[18] This "Aetolian Artemis" would not have been introduced at Naupactus, anciently a place of Ozolian Locris, until it was awarded to the Aetolians by Philip II of Macedon. Strabo records another precinct of "Aetolian Artemos" at the head of the Adriatic.[19] As Agoraea she was the protector of the agora. As Agrotera, she was especially associated as the patron goddess of hunters. In Elis she was worshiped as Alphaea. .In Athens Artemis was often associated with the local Aeginian goddess, Aphaea.^ "And how often goddess [Artemis], didst thou [first] make trial of thy silver bow?
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.As Potnia Theron, she was the patron of wild animals; Homer used this title.^ This Mistress of Wild Animals or Potnia theron was probably originally derived from the kingdoms of Near East.

^ "Artemis Agrotera (of the wilderness), Potnia Theron (lady of wild beasts)."
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^ See also Diana , Artemis of Ephesus , Britomartis (Dictynna) and Mistress of Animals (Potnia theron).

As Kourotrophos, she was the nurse of youths. As Locheia, she was the goddess of childbirth and midwives. She was sometimes known as Cynthia, from her birthplace on Mount Cynthus on Delos, or Amarynthia from a festival in her honor originally held at Amarynthus in Euboea. .She was sometimes identified by the name Phoebe, the feminine form of her brother Apollo's solar epithet Phoebus.^ "The name Apollo is Greek; they say that he is the Sun, and Diana [Artemis] they identify with the Moon ...
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The ancient Spartans used to sacrifice to her as one of their patron goddesses before starting a new military campaign.
.Athenian festivals in honor of Artemis included Elaphebolia, Mounikhia, Kharisteria, and Brauronia.^ "The festival [of Artemis at Patrai] begins with a most splendid procession in honor of Artemis, and the maiden officiating as priestess rides last in the procession upon a car yoked to deer ...
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^ Hereafter they put greater zeal into the festival in honor of Artemis."
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The festival of Artemis Orthia was observed in Sparta.
Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron
.Pre-pubescent Athenian girls and young Athenian girls approaching marriageable age were sent to the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron to serve the Goddess for one year.^ The twenty Amazon passengers huddled together below deck, each thinking of their loved ones and praying to their beloved Goddess Artemis to get them home safely.
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^ "Girls playing the bear used to celebrate a festival for Artemis dressed in saffron robes; not older than 10 years nor less than 5 ...
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^ Upon reaching maturity a girl eventually entered into marriage, passing from the protection of Artemis to the goddesses of womanhood, Aphrodite and Hera.
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During this time the girls were known as arktoi, or little she-bears. .A myth explaining this servitude relates that a bear had formed the habit of regularly visiting the town of Brauron, and the people there fed it, so that over time the bear became tame.^ "A wild she-bear [sacred to Artemis] used to come to the deme of Phlauidoi [Brauron] and spend time there ...
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.A young girl teased the bear, and, in some versions of the myth it killed her, while in other versions it clawed her eyes out.^ A young woman was at the far end of the garden, on her knees, tending to her task with one eye while the other was trained on the mortal version of her goddess.
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Either way, the girl's brothers killed the bear, and Artemis was enraged. She demanded that young girls "act the bear" at her sanctuary in atonement for the bear's death.
.Virginal Artemis was worshipped as a fertility/childbirth goddess in some places, assimilating Ilithyia, since, according to some myths, she assisted her mother in the delivery of her twin.^ Artemis was the goddess of childbirth.
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^ Virgin goddess of childbirth and of wild animals.

^ According to some authors, Artemis was the goddess of the Amazons.

During the Classical period in Athens, she was identified with Hecate. Artemis also assimilated Caryatis (Carya).

Artemis in art

Fourth century Praxitelean bronze head of a goddess wearing a lunate crown, found at Issa (Vis, Croatia)
.The oldest representations of Artemis in Greek Archaic art portray her as Potnia Theron ("Queen of the Beasts"): a winged goddess holding a stag and leopard in her hands, or sometimes a leopard and a lion.^ Artemis was the goddess of wild beasts and the hunt.
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^ We specialise in the 'Art of Healthcare', so you can rest assured - At Artemis you are always in good hands.
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^ "O [Artemis] queen of the groves ( regina nemorum ), thou who in solitude lovest thy mountain-haunts, and who upon the solitary mountains art alone held holy."
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This winged Artemis lingered in ex-votos as Artemis Orthia, with a sanctuary close by Sparta.
.In Greek classical art she is usually portrayed as a maiden huntress clothed in a girl's short skirt,[20] with hunting boots, a quiver, a bow[21] and arrows.^ The attributes they had in common included a short-skirt and hunting boots, torches and a hunting dog.
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^ "[The maidens participated] in the dance of huntress Artemis Khryselakatos (of the golden arrows).
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^ "[I, the maiden daughter of Otreus] was caught up from the dance of huntress Artemis Khryselakatos (of the golden arrows) Keladeinos (strong-voiced).
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.Often she is shown in the shooting pose, and is accompanied by a hunting dog or stag.^ Maidens and woodland nymphs often accompanied her during her hunt.

.Her darker side is revealed in some vase paintings, where she is shown as the death-bringing goddess whose arrows fell young maidens and women, such as the daughters of Niobe.^ Pausanias, Guide to Greece 5.19.5 [NB A similar depiction of the goddess is found in black-figure vase painting] .
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^ Everywhere the three women went, a crowd of loyal Amazons followed, all trying to catch a glimpse of their goddess, as well as their radiant young queen.
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^ Artemis was the goddess who brought sudden death to infants, girls and women, for she was not only the protector of girls, but also by contrast their destroyer.
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.The attributes of the goddess were often varied: bow and arrows were sometimes replaced by hunting spears; as a goddess of maiden dances she held a lyre;[citation needed] as a goddess of light a pair of flaming torches.^ They were often their companions, whenever the goddess desired to go hunting.

^ "And how often goddess [Artemis], didst thou [first] make trial of thy silver bow?
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^ Upon arriving at the grounds, the queen and goddess watched as archer after archer showed off her skills with the bow and arrow.
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.Only in post-Classical art do we find representations of Artemis-Diana with the crown of the crescent moon, as Luna.^ See also Triad of Artemis-Hekate-Selene (below) See also SELENE (the moon is commonly named "Phoebe" by the Latin poets, although Diana, i.e.
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^ Artemis is the goddess which represents the moon in its crescent phase.

^ "Sol the Sun and Luna the Moon are deities, and the Greeks identify the former with Apollo and the latter with Diana [Artemis]."
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In the ancient world, although she was occasionally associated with the moon, she was never portrayed as the moon itself. .Ancient statues of Artemis have been found with crescent moons, but these moons are always Renaissance-era additions.^ Artemis is the goddess which represents the moon in its crescent phase.

.On June 7, 2007, a Roman era bronze sculpture of “Artemis and the Stag” was sold at Sotheby’s auction house in New York state by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for $25.5 million.^ The triad Hekate-Artemis-Selene appears in Roman-era poetry.
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Remains of the temple today.

Artemis as the Lady of Ephesus

.At Ephesus in Ionia (Turkey), her temple became one of the Seven Wonders of the World.^ Her temple at Ephesus was said to be the largest of its kind, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

^ "Seven Wonders of the World.
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It was probably the best known center of her worship except for Delos. .There the Lady whom the Ionians associated with Artemis through interpretatio Graeca was worshiped primarily as a mother goddess, akin to the Phrygian goddess Cybele, in an ancient sanctuary where her cult image depicted the "Lady of Ephesus" adorned with multiple rounded breast like protuberances on her chest.^ Lykeia is a surname of Artemis among the Amazones, from whom he was descended through his mother."
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^ Some statues depicted her with more than two breasts, suggesting that she was goddess of fertility and sexuality, like at Ephesus (see Artemis of Ephesus ).

^ There are two distinct forms of the goddess Artemis.

They had been traditionally interpreted as multiple accessory breasts, or as sacrificed bull testes, as some newer scholars claimed,[22] until excavation at the site of the Artemision in 1987-88 identified the multitude of tear-shaped amber beads that had adorned her ancient wooden xoanon. .In Acts of the Apostles, Ephesian metalsmiths who felt threatened by Saint Paul's preaching of Christianity, jealously rioted in her defense, shouting “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians![23] Only one of 121 columns still stand in Ephesus.^ Artemis was the goddess who brought sudden death to infants, girls and women, for she was not only the protector of girls, but also by contrast their destroyer.
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^ So far, in my account about Dionysus, there was only one Dionysus, son of Zeus and Semele, but there are some writers who say that there is not a single Dionysus, but several.

^ For you know, I suppose, that no one of them attends other women while she is still capable of conceiving and bearing but only those do so who have become too old to bear .
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The rest were used for making churches, roads, and forts.

Artemis in astronomy

A minor planet, (105) Artemis; a lunar crater; the Artemis Chasma and the Artemis Corona (both on Venus) have all been named for her.
.As Selene she is associated with the Moon, and as Phoebe her name was borrowed for a moon of Saturn.^ And both Helios (Sun) and Selene (Moon) are closely associated with these, since they are the causes of the temperature of the air.
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^ See also Triad of Artemis-Hekate-Selene (below) See also SELENE (the moon is commonly named "Phoebe" by the Latin poets, although Diana, i.e.
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References

  1. ^ “Her proper sphere is the earth, and specifically the uncultivated parts, forests and hills, where wild beasts are plentiful
    . . . .” Hammond and Scullard (editors), The Oxford Classical Dictionary. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970) 126.
  2. ^ Hammond, Oxford Classical Dictionary, 970-971.
  3. ^ Hammond, Oxford Classical Dictionary, 337-338.
  4. ^ “Artemis is very often identified with foreign goddesses of a more or less similar kind.” Hammond, Oxford Classical Dictionary, 127.
  5. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/name/artemis
  6. ^ Hammond. Oxford Classical Dictionary. 597-598.
  7. ^ Or as a separate island birthplace of Artemis— "Rejoice, blessed Leto, for you bare glorious children, the lord Apollon and Artemis who delights in arrows; her in Ortygia, and him in rocky Delos," says the Homeric Hymn; the etymology Ortygia, "Isle of Quail", is not supported by modern scholars.
  8. ^ Kenneth McLeish, Children of the Gods pp 33f; Leto's birth-pangs, however, are graphically depicted by ancient sources.
  9. ^ Iliad xxi.505-13;
  10. ^ On-line English translation.
  11. ^ "Another name for Artemis herself", Karl Kerenyi observes, The Gods of the Greeks (1951:204).
  12. ^ Aratus, 638
  13. ^ Hyginus, Poeticon astronomicon, ii.34, quoting the Greek poet Istrus.
  14. ^ Homer, Iliad 21.470 ff)
  15. ^ “. . . a goddess universally worshipped in historical Greece, but in all likelihood pre-Hellenic.” Hammond, Oxford Classical Dictionary, 126.
  16. ^ Pausanias, iii. 14. § 3
  17. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Aeginaea", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, pp. 26, http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0035.html 
  18. ^ Pausanias, x. 38. § 6.
  19. ^ "Among the Heneti certain honours have been decreed to Diomedes; and, indeed, a white horse is still sacrificed to him, and two precincts are still to be seen — one of them sacred to the Argive Hera and the other to the Aetolian Artemis. (Strabo, v.1.9 on-line text).
  20. ^ Homer portrayed Artemis as girlish in the Iliad.
  21. ^ Greek poets could not decide whether her bow was silver or gold: "Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks she draws her golden bow." (Homeric Hymn to Artemis), and it is a golden bow as well in Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.693, where her nymph's is of horn. "And how often goddess, didst thou make trial of thy silver bow?", asks Callimachus for whom it is a Cydonian bow that the Cyclopes make for her (Callimachus, Hymn 3 to Artemis).
  22. ^ "In Search of Diana of Ephesus", New York Times, August 21 1994.
  23. ^ Acts 19:28.

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In her the piously intuitive spirit has learned to perceive this eternal image of sublime femininity as a thing divine. ~ Walter Friedrich Otto
.Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities.^ ARTEMIS, one of the great divinities of the Greeks.
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^ One pantheon has Hades , god of the dead, in the list, but the most common tradition has Demeter , goddess of corn, as the Olympian deity.

^ The principal one of these and the most enthusiastically celebrated is that in honor of Artemis at the town of Boubastis [the goddess Pasht or Bastet]."
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.In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis (Greek: (nominative) Ἄρτεμις, (genitive) Ἀρτέμιδος) was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo.^ Today Artemis is identified from Greek mythology as the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and the twin sister of Apollo.
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^ Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo .

^ The Homeric conception of Artemis is that she is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.
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She was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills, child birth, virginity, fertility, the hunt, and often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows

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  • She is life and being, starry-bright, sparkling, blinding, mobile, whose sweet strangeness draws man on the more irresistibly the more disdainfully it dismisses him; an essence crystal-clear, which is nevertheless intertwined with the dark roots in all animate nature; a being childishly simple and yet incalculable, sweetly amiable and diamond-hard; girlishly demure, fleeting, elusive, and suddenly brusque and contrary; playing, frolicking, dancing, and in a flash most inexorably serious; lovingly anxious and tenderly solicitous, with the enchantment of a smile that outweighs perdition, and yet wild to the point of gruesomeness and cruel to the point of repulsiveness.^ The mystic remains chaste or virgin in the sense of never being swayed by the events of life to give up spiritual aspiration--all other loves are secondary.

    ^ Granted not all the critics can always be right and it could be that this first novel is nothing compared to the rest of the series so I in my compassionate nature will give this series another try.
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    ^ Personal deity is the root-metaphor relating to human beings and the natural world as source and transformer of both.

    .All of these are traits of the free, withdrawn nature to which Artemis belongs, and in her the piously intuitive spirit has learned to perceive this eternal image of sublime femininity as a thing divine.^ Guard of the race, endued with gentle mind, to helpless youth benevolent and kind; benignant nourisher; great nature’s key belongs to no divinity but thee.
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    ^ Artemis appears to get her name from her healthy ( artemes ) and well-ordered nature, and her love of virginity; or perhaps he who named her meant that she is learned in virtue ( aretê ), or possibly, too, that she hates sexual intercourse ( aroton misei ) of man and woman; or he who gave the goddess her name may have given it for any or all of these reasons."
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    ^ ANywayz, I dont know if I could do all these things as I am not feeling well right now.
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Artemis
by Clark Ashton Smith
1922.
.In the green and flowerless garden I have dreamt,
Lying beneath perennial moons apart,
Whose cypress-builded bowers
And ivy-plighted myrtles none shall part;

In the funereal maze of larch and laurel,
Across white lawns, athwart the spectral mountains,
Seen through the sighing haze
Of all the high and moon-suspended fountains,

With feet enshaded by the fruitless green
Of summer trees that bear no summer blossom;
With wintry lusters laid
Upon the mounded marble of thy bosom,

Thou dost await, O mournful, enigmatic
Image of love-bewildered Artemis,
Whose tender lips too late,
Or all too soon, have sought the wounding kiss.
^ Buttmann and Hermann consider this idea of Artemis being the moon as the fundamental one from which all the others are derived.
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^ Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) : "Of Artemis we hymn--no light thing is it for singers to forget her - whose study is the bow and the shooting of hares and the spacious dance and sport upon the mountains.
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^ A frequently repeated claim was that Aphrodite, the force of love, had no power over Artemis.

PD-icon.svg This work is in the .public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain).^ I guess she may have been a prostitute before and you can see her resignation to her fate.
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^ Along the continuum, we may experience varying forms of an I-Thou dialogue uniting extremely hyper- or hypo-arousal states.

^ I’d be hesitant to change anything that would deviate from the lesson manual- but only because I was under the impression that before the manuals were even published, the content was a result of inspiration.

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.ARTEMIS, one of the principal goddesses in Greek mythology, the counterpart of the Roman Diana.^ Artemis' Roman counterpart was Diana.
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^ For the Roman goddess identified with Artemis see Diana.

^ The Greek Artemis is the goddess of the hunt.
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.The suggested etymologies of the name (see O. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.^ Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie and Religions-Geschichte, ii.

^ The suggested etymologies of the name (see O. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.

^ But she is nowhere recognized in cult as such (see Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.

p. .1267, note 2), as in the case of most of the Olympian deities, are unsatisfactory, and throw no light upon her significance and characteristics.^ Olympian deities, are unsatisfactory, and throw no light upon her significance and characteristics.

.The Homeric and later conception of Artemis, though by no means the original one, may be noticed first.^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis, though by no means the original one, may be noticed first.

^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis is, that she is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.
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^ But there is no trace of Artemis as such in the epic period, and the Homeric hymn knows nothing of her identification with Selene.

.She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.^ Goddess Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto.

^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis is, that she is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.
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^ She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo .

.She is said to have been born a day before him (on the 6th of the month) and tradition assigns them different birthplaces - Delos to Apollo, Ortygia to Artemis.^ Born before Apollo, a painless birth.
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^ In one legend, Artemis was born one day before her brother Apollo.
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^ Immediately Artemis and Apollo appeared before him, asking for an explanation.
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.But Ortygia ("home of quails") applies still to Delos, and may well have been a synonym for that island.^ But Ortygia ("home of quails") applies still to Delos, and may well have been a synonym for that island.

^ The island of Ortygia (Quail Island) was the resting place of flocks of quails as they migrated north in the spring.
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^ In its original sense it does not apply either to the island of Ortygia at Syracuse , or to Ortygia near Ephesus , which also claimed the honour of having been the birthplace of the goddess.

.In its original sense it does not apply either to the island of Ortygia at Syracuse, or to Ortygia near Ephesus, which also claimed the honour of having been the birthplace of the goddess.^ The Greeks of Ephesus identified her with their own Artemis, and claimed that her birthplace Ortygia was near Ephesus, not in Delos.

^ In its original sense it does not apply either to the island of Ortygia at Syracuse , or to Ortygia near Ephesus , which also claimed the honour of having been the birthplace of the goddess.

^ The Ephesians say he was born on Ortygia (near Ephesus), and two other random countries claim him as their native son as well.
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.Artemis is the goddess of chastity, an aspect of her character which gradually assumed more and more importance - the protectress of young men and maidens, who defies and contemns the power of Aphrodite.^ Artemis is the protectress of chastity and the young men and women who defy Aphrodite.
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^ Artemis is the goddess of chastity, an aspect of her character which gradually assumed more and more importance - the protectress of young men and maidens, who defies and contemns the power of Aphrodite .

^ The name Artemis comes from the ancient Greek goddess known as a huntress and a protector of the young.
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.Her resemblance to her brother is shown in many ways.^ Her resemblance to her brother is shown in many ways.

.Like him, armed with bow and arrows, she deals death to mortals, sometimes gently and suddenly, especially to women, but also as a punishment for offences against herself or morality.^ Like him, armed with bow and arrows, she deals death to mortals, sometimes gently and suddenly, especially to women, but also as a punishment for offences against herself or morality.

^ Yet Artemis, who sometimes punishes those who abandon their maidenhood, also brings release to women about to give birth.
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^ In fact, many dying women, as well as women in childbirth, went to Artemis to ask for a quick, painless death from Her silver arrows.— lauraandromeda .
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.With him she takes part in the combat with Python and with Tityus, in the slaughter of the children of Niobe, while alone she executes vengeance on Orion.^ With him she takes part in the combat with Python and with Tityus, in the slaughter of the children of Niobe , while alone she executes vengeance on Orion .

^ Aktaion Aloadai Bouphagos Leimon Niobe Orion Python Sipriotes Tityos PART 4: ARTEMIS WRATH 2 .
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.Although Apollo has nothing to do with the earlier cult of Artemis, nor Artemis with that of Delphi, their association was a comparatively early one, and probably originated in Delos.^ Although Apollo has nothing to do with the earlier cult of Artemis, nor Artemis with that of Delphi , their association was a comparatively early one, and probably originated in Delos.

^ Moved to compassion, the infant goddess Artemis, born only a few minutes earlier, became her mother's midwife and delivered her twin brother Apollo.
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^ Being associated with chastity, Artemis at an early age (in one legend she was three years old) asked her father, the great god Zeus, to grant her eternal virginity.
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.Here the connexion of Artemis with the Hyperborean legend (see Apollo) is shown in the names of the maidens (Opis, Hecaerge) who were supposed to have brought offerings from the north to Delos, where they were buried.^ Here the connexion of Artemis with the Hyperborean legend (see Apollo) is shown in the names of the maidens (Opis, Hecaerge) who were supposed to have brought offerings from the north to Delos, where they were buried.

^ In one account, a maiden was ordered to be sacrificed to the bear Artemis, but a certain man who had a goat called it his daughter and offered it up in secret, just as at Munychium a fawn dressed up as a girl was sacrificed to the goddess.

^ The custom of flogging youths at the altar of Artemis Orthia 1 at Limnaeum in Laconia , and the legend of Iphigeneia , herself another form of Artemis, connected with Artemis Taurica of the Tauric Chersonese , are usually supposed to point to early human sacrifice (but see Farnell).

.Both Opis (or Oupis) and Hecaerge are names of Artemis, the latter being the feminine of Hecaergos, an epithet of Apollo.^ Both Opis (or Oupis) and Hecaerge are names of Artemis, the latter being the feminine of Hecaergos, an epithet of Apollo.

^ Apollo and Artemis work well together because they both tend towards being emotional 'escape artists'.
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^ Athena and Artemis have also both been named as the senders of the golden fleece.

.Like her brother, she is not only a goddess who deals death, but she is also a healing and a purifying divinity, oiAla ("the healer," cf.^ Like her brother, she not only deals out death, but she is also a healing and purifying divinity.
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^ Like her brother, she not only deals out death, but she is also a healing and purifying Goddess.
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^ Artemis, like her brother Apollon, was regarded as a goddess of healing.
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.Apollo Oulios), Xuaia ("purifier,") and cccm Lpa, " she who saves from all evils" (cf.^ Apollo Oulios), Xuaia ("purifier,") and cccm Lpa, " she who saves from all evils" (cf.

^ Like her brother, she is not only a goddess who deals death, but she is also a healing and a purifying divinity, oiAla ("the healer," cf.

Apollo airorpoiracos). .Her connexion with the prophetic art is doubtful, although mention is made of an Artemis Sibylla.^ Her connexion with the prophetic art is doubtful, although mention is made of an Artemis Sibylla.

^ Mention may also be made of the following non-Hellenic representatives of Artemis.

^ I doubt I could of made a better choice than the Artemis I was surprised to find what a difference the fan made to overall aesthetic of my living room.
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.To her association with Apollo are certainly to be referred the names Delphinia and Pythia, and the titles referring to state and family life-7rpocraTr/pia, 7rarpcc2Yrts, (30vXaia.^ To her association with Apollo are certainly to be referred the names Delphinia and Pythia, and the titles referring to state and family life-7rpocraTr/pia, 7rarpcc2Yrts, (30vXaia.

^ A means to take over the religious life and therefore political power among these peoples was to give the name of a local Goddess to theirs as a title.

.It probably accounts for her appearance as a goddess of seafarers, the bestower of fair weather and prosperous voyages.^ It probably accounts for her appearance as a goddess of seafarers, the bestower of fair weather and prosperous voyages.

.At Phigalia in Arcadia, Eurynome, represented as half woman and half fish, was probably another form of Artemis.^ At Phigalia in Arcadia , Eurynome, represented as half woman and half fish , was probably another form of Artemis.

^ The Artemis woman may have another boyfriend (or girlfriend).
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^ If her lover is another Artemis woman (her "identical twin") she should consider whether her partner is her best friend or her romantic lover.
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.To the same association may be traced her slight connexion with music, song and dance.^ To the same association may be traced her slight connexion with music , song and dance .

.It is in the Arcadian and Athenian rites and legends, however, which are certainly earlier than Homer, that the original conception of the goddess is to be found.^ It is in the Arcadian and Athenian rites and legends, however, which are certainly earlier than Homer , that the original conception of the goddess is to be found.

^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis, though by no means the original one, may be noticed first.

^ Pindaros, however, it seems to me, did not learn everything about the goddess, for he says that this sanctuary was founded by the Amazones during their campaign against Athens and Theseus.
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.These tend to show that Artemis was first and foremost a nature goddess, whose cult shows numerous traces of totemism.^ Artemis was naturally also a goddess of trees and vegetation.

^ These tend to show that Artemis was first and foremost a nature goddess, whose cult shows numerous traces of totemism .

^ Many of Artemis’ local cults, however, preserved traces of other deities, often with Greek names, suggesting that, upon adopting her, the Greeks identified Artemis with nature divinities of their own.
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.As a goddess of fertilizing moisture, lakes, rivers, springs, and marshy lowlands are brought into close connexion with her.^ As a goddess of fertilizing moisture, lakes, rivers, springs, and marshy lowlands are brought into close connexion with her.

^ For MYTHS of Artemis as the goddess of lakes and springs see: (1) Artemis Favour: Arethousa (transformed into a spring) (2) Artemis Favour: Peirene (transformed into a spring) (3) Artemis Favour: Pholoe (transformed into a spring) (4) and the common stories describing the wilderness bath of Artemis .
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^ The first shrine to the Goddess Artemis was probably built around 800 B.C. on a marshy strip near the river at Ephesus.
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.Thus she is Xt vaia, Sorocva XL ,wins ("lady of the lake"),EXeLa ("of marshes"), 7roTaµ(a ("of rivers," especially of the Cladaus and Alpheus, whence her name 'AX0eacia).^ Thus she is Xt vaia, Sorocva XL ,wins ("lady of the lake"),EXeLa ("of marshes"), 7roTaµ(a ("of rivers," especially of the Cladaus and Alpheus , whence her name 'AX0eacia).

.Her influence is very active in promoting the increase of the fruits of the field, hence she is specially a goddess of agriculture.^ Her influence is very active in promoting the increase of the fruits of the field, hence she is specially a goddess of agriculture .

.She drives away the mice (cf.^ She drives away the mice (cf.

.Apollo Smintheus) and slays the Aloidae, the corn spirits; she is the friend of the reapers, and requires her share of the first fruits.^ Apollo Smintheus) and slays the Aloidae, the corn spirits ; she is the friend of the reapers, and requires her share of the first fruits.

.Her character as a harvest goddess is clearly shown in the legend of the Calydonian boar, sent by her to ravage the fields out of resentment at not having received a harvest offering from Oeneus (see Meleager).^ Her character as a harvest goddess is clearly shown in the legend of the Calydonian boar , sent by her to ravage the fields out of resentment at not having received a harvest offering from Oeneus (see Meleager ).

^ She sent the Calydonian boar She was angry with Oeneus for forgetting to sacrifice to her.
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^ Other victims of Artemis included Orion and Actaeon , as well as Meleager, who was fated to die as the result of the Calydonian Boar hunt instigated by Artemis.
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.As E7rtwAtos and E7ru<Xt 361,vtos ("presiding over the mill and the oven") she extends her protection over the further development of the grain for the use of man.^ As E7rtwAtos and E7ru mill and the oven ") she extends her protection over the further development of the grain for the use of man.

^ The protecting influence of Artemis was extended, like that of Apollo, to the highest animal, man.

.Artemis was naturally also a goddess of trees and vegetation.^ Artemis was naturally also a goddess of trees and vegetation.

^ Name Kennel " ARTEMIS GOLD " we choose according to the name of virgin goddess ARTEMIS the goddess of hunting, light, the patron of nature, moon and the earth mother.
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^ Leucophryne (or Leucophrys), whose worship was brought by emigrants from Magnesia in Thessaly to Magnesia on the Maeander, was a nature goddess, and her representation on coins exactly resembles that of the Ephesian Artemis.

.Near Orchomenus her wooden image stood in a large cedar-tree - an indication that her worship was originally that of the tree itself (KESpeEins, " the cedar goddess"); at Caryae there was an image of Artemis Kapvarts (" the nut-tree goddess").^ Near Orchomenus her wooden image stood in a large cedar - tree - an indication that her worship was originally that of the tree itself ( KESpeEins, " the cedar goddess"); at Caryae there was an image of Artemis Kapvarts (" the nut -tree goddess").

^ Artemis was naturally also a goddess of trees and vegetation.

^ There are two distinct forms of the goddess Artemis.

.Two curious epithets in this connexion deserve notice: Xvy03Eo a ( "bound with withies"), derived from the legend that the image of Artemis Orthia was found in a thicket of withies, which twined round it and kept it upright (Xi yos is the agnus castus, and points to Artemis in her relation to women); and Cura-yxop.^ Two curious epithets in this connexion deserve notice: Xvy03Eo a ( "bound with withies"), derived from the legend that the image of Artemis Orthia was found in a thicket of withies, which twined round it and kept it upright ( Xi yos is the agnus castus, and points to Artemis in her relation to women); and Cura-yxop.

^ The custom of flogging youths at the altar of Artemis Orthia 1 at Limnaeum in Laconia , and the legend of Iphigeneia , herself another form of Artemis, connected with Artemis Taurica of the Tauric Chersonese , are usually supposed to point to early human sacrifice (but see Farnell).

^ A stone figure of a bear found on the Acropolis seems to point to the worship of Artemis Brauronia.

vr .7 ("the suspended"), probably a reference to the custom of hanging the mask or image of a vegetation-divinity on a tree to obtain fertility (Farnell, Cults of the Greek States, ii.^ (Farnell, Cults of the Greek States, ii.

^ It has been observed that she is rather the patroness of the wild beasts of the field than of the more agricultural or domestic animals (Farnell, Cults, ii.

^ C. Robert); L. R. Farnell, The Cults of the Greek States, ii.

p. 429; cf. the ."swing" festival (aiwpa) of the Greeks, and the oscilla of the Romans).^ Greeks, and the oscilla of the Romans ).

.The functions of the goddess extended from the vegetable to the animal world, to the inhabitants of the woods and mountains.^ The functions of the goddess extended from the vegetable to the animal world, to the inhabitants of the woods and mountains.

^ All these legends relate to hunting, giving a picture of a ferocious goddess of the woods and mountains, who usually kept company with wild beasts.
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^ Like the Greek Artemis, she was essentially a nature goddess, the great fostermother of the vegetable and animal kingdom.

.This is clearly expressed in the cult of Artemis Laphria (possibly connected with X a4wpa, "spoils"), at whose festivals all kinds of animals, both wild and tame, as well as fruits, were thrown together on a huge wood fire.^ This is clearly expressed in the cult of Artemis Laphria (possibly connected with X a4wpa, "spoils"), at whose festivals all kinds of animals, both wild and tame, as well as fruits, were thrown together on a huge wood fire.

^ Apollo and Artemis work well together because they both tend towards being emotional 'escape artists'.
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^ All wild animals seemed tame around her, since they understood that she too was wild, and had no desire to cage them.

.Her general name in this connexion was ayporEpa (" roaming the wilds," not necessarily "goddess of the chase," an aspect less familiar in the older religion), to whom five hundred goats were offered every year by the Athenians as a thanksgiving in commemoration of the victory at Marathon.^ Her general name in this connexion was ayporEpa (" roaming the wilds," not necessarily "goddess of the chase," an aspect less familiar in the older religion), to whom five hundred goats were offered every year by the Athenians as a thanksgiving in commemoration of the victory at Marathon .

^ In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery.
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^ "Girls playing the bear used to celebrate a festival for Artemis dressed in saffron robes; not older than 10 years nor less than 5 ...
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.Numerous animals were sacred to her, and at Syracuse all kinds of wild beasts, including a lioness, were carried in procession in her honour.^ Numerous animals were sacred to her, and at Syracuse all kinds of wild beasts, including a lioness, were carried in procession in her honour.

^ This is clearly expressed in the cult of Artemis Laphria (possibly connected with X a4wpa, "spoils"), at whose festivals all kinds of animals, both wild and tame, as well as fruits, were thrown together on a huge wood fire.

^ Artemis was held in honour in all the wild and mountainous areas of Greece , in Arcadia and in the country of Sparta , in Laconia on the mountain of Taygetus and in Elis .
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.It has been observed that she is rather the patroness of the wild beasts of the field than of the more agricultural or domestic animals (Farnell, Cults, ii.^ She was the patroness of wild animals.
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^ (Farnell, Cults of the Greek States, ii.

^ It has been observed that she is rather the patroness of the wild beasts of the field than of the more agricultural or domestic animals (Farnell, Cults, ii.

p. .431), although the epithet 17µEpacia ("the tamer," according to others, the "gentle" goddess of healing) seems to refer to her connexion with the latter.^ Epacia ("the tamer," according to others, the "gentle" goddess of healing) seems to refer to her connexion with the latter.

^ The attribute of the torch will apply equally well to the goddess of the chase, and epithets such as ckcoa46pos, a€Xao opos, aiOoria, although applicable, are by no means convincing.

^ Artemis could seem cruel, although not often as a war Goddess for Greek mythographers.

.The bear was especially associated with her in Arcadia, and in her worship as Artemis Brauronia at Brauron in Attica.^ The bear was especially associated with her in Arcadia, and in her worship as Artemis Brauronia at Brauron in Attica .

^ In the festival of Brauron, several Athenian girls were chosen to serve as she-bears in the temple of Artemis.
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^ The Arcadian Artemis is a goddess of the nymphs, and was worshipped as such in Arcadia in very early times.
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.According to the legend, Callisto, an Arcadian nymph, became by Zeus the mother of Arcas, the eponymous hero of the Arcadians.^ She became mother of Persephone by her brother Zeus .

^ According to the legend, Callisto , an Arcadian nymph, became by Zeus the mother of Arcas, the eponymous hero of the Arcadians.

^ Horny old Zeus once took the form of Artemis to trick one of her attendants, Callisto ; he seduced her and she eventually gave birth to Arcas , ancestor to the Arcadian s.
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.Zeus, to conceal the amour, changed Callisto into a she-bear; Hera, however, discovered it, and persuaded Artemis to slay Callisto, who was placed amongst the stars as iiptcros (" the bear").^ Zeus, to conceal the amour, changed Callisto into a she-bear; Hera , however, discovered it, and persuaded Artemis to slay Callisto, who was placed amongst the stars as iiptcros (" the bear").

^ Enraged, Artemis changed her into a bear.
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^ Other victims of Artemis included Orion and Actaeon, who had seen her bathing in the nude and was turned by her into a stag, only to be torn to shreds by his own dogs.
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.There is no doubt that Callisto is identical with Artemis; her name is an obvious variation of KaXMiaTrt, a frequent epithet of the goddess, to whom a temple was erected on the hill where Callisto was supposed to be buried.^ And there is no doubt that the temple was indeed magnificent.
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^ There was no doubting it.
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^ Artemis was frequently identified with the goddess Hekate.
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It is suggested by M. Kraus in Classical Review, February 1908, that Aphaea, the cult-name of Artemis at Aegina, is of Semitic origin and means "beautiful." Closely connected with this legend is the worship of Artemis Brauronia. .The accounts of its institution, which differ in detail, agree that it was intended to appease the wrath of the goddess at the killing of a bear.^ The accounts of its institution, which differ in detail, agree that it was intended to appease the wrath of the goddess at the killing of a bear.

^ A more detailed account of the myth of Demeter and the abduction of her daughter can be found in the Mother Goddesses , under the title, Demeter and Persephone .

^ She did not participate in war for the love of killing, but rather, her activities in war were intended to restore order, and thus she was ultimately the goddess of peace.

.A number of young girls, between five and ten years of age, wearing a bear-skin (afterwards a saffron-coloured robe) danced a bear-dance, called apKTEia, the girls themselves being called ecpKToc.^ A number of young girls, between five and ten years of age, wearing a bear-skin (afterwards a saffron -coloured robe) danced a bear-dance, called apKTEia, the girls themselves being called ecpKToc.

^ Artemis became angry and demanded that young girls “act the bear” at Artemis’s sanctuary in Brauron as atonement for the bear’s death.
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^ These girls ranging from the age of 5 to 10 would act as she-bears, performing service to the community in commemoration of the myth.
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.In one account, a maiden was ordered to be sacrificed to the bear Artemis, but a certain man who had a goat called it his daughter and offered it up in secret, just as at Munychium a fawn dressed up as a girl was sacrificed to the goddess.^ In one account, a maiden was ordered to be sacrificed to the bear Artemis, but a certain man who had a goat called it his daughter and offered it up in secret, just as at Munychium a fawn dressed up as a girl was sacrificed to the goddess.

^ For instance, the Tauropolia festival at Halae Araphenides in Attica honoured Artemis Tauropolos (Bull Goddess), who received a few drops of blood drawn by sword from a man’s neck.
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^ In one version of the story of her birth she is said to have been born a day before Apollo, in order to assist Leto at his birth; women in childbirth invoked her aid, and after delivery offered up their clothes or a lock of hair.

.In place of the goat or fawn a bear might have been expected, but the choice may have been influenced by the animal totem of the tribe into whose hands the ritual fell.^ In place of the goat or fawn a bear might have been expected, but the choice may have been influenced by the animal totem of the tribe into whose hands the ritual fell.

^ Zeus, to conceal the amour, changed Callisto into a she-bear; Hera , however, discovered it, and persuaded Artemis to slay Callisto, who was placed amongst the stars as iiptcros (" the bear").

^ A number of wild animals are sacred to her: hind, bear, boar, goat, zebu, and lion.
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.The whole is a reminiscence of earlier times, when the goddess herself was a bear, to whom human sacrifice was offered.^ The whole is a reminiscence of earlier times, when the goddess herself was a bear, to whom human sacrifice was offered.

^ In some of her cults she was an orgiastic goddess, and in a few she required human sacrifice.
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^ She felt as though if she denied herself, offered that denial as sacrifice, it would strengthen the magic, help to keep him safe and bring him back.

.Callisto was originally a bear-goddess worshipped in Arcadia, identified with Artemis, when nothing remained of the original animal-worship but name and ritual.^ Callisto was originally a bear-goddess worshipped in Arcadia, identified with Artemis, when nothing remained of the original animal-worship but name and ritual.

^ Artemis was frequently identified with the goddess Hekate.
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^ Leucophryne (or Leucophrys), whose worship was brought by emigrants from Magnesia in Thessaly to Magnesia on the Maeander, was a nature goddess, and her representation on coins exactly resembles that of the Ephesian Artemis.

.The worship of Callisto being merged in that of the greater divinity, she became the handmaid and companion of Artemis.^ The worship of Callisto being merged in that of the greater divinity, she became the handmaid and companion of Artemis.

^ Whatever the order, Artemis denounced Callisto for breaking her vow and for no longer being a virgin.

^ Callisto was originally a bear-goddess worshipped in Arcadia, identified with Artemis, when nothing remained of the original animal-worship but name and ritual.

.A stone figure of a bear found on the Acropolis seems to point to the worship of Artemis Brauronia.^ A stone figure of a bear found on the Acropolis seems to point to the worship of Artemis Brauronia.

^ This fervently worshipped, ecstasy giving Goddess bears little resemblance to the Artemis of generally known myth.

^ Callisto was originally a bear-goddess worshipped in Arcadia, identified with Artemis, when nothing remained of the original animal-worship but name and ritual.

.Her death at the hands of the latter was explained by the wrath of the goddess - in her later aspect as goddess of chastity - at Callisto's amour with Zeus '(see A. Lang, Myth, Ritual and Religion, ii.; Farnell, Cults, ii.^ (Farnell, Cults of the Greek States, ii.

^ Her death at the hands of the latter was explained by the wrath of the goddess - in her later aspect as goddess of chastity - at Callisto's amour with Zeus '( see A. Lang, Myth, Ritual and Religion, ii.; Farnell, Cults, ii.

^ And I see the Goddess Callisto herself is on hand to judge this match...
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p. 437). .The custom of flogging youths at the altar of Artemis Orthia 1 at Limnaeum in Laconia, and the legend of Iphigeneia, herself another form of Artemis, connected with Artemis Taurica of the Tauric Chersonese, are usually supposed to point to early human sacrifice (but
see Farnell).^ The custom of flogging youths at the altar of Artemis Orthia 1 at Limnaeum in Laconia , and the legend of Iphigeneia , herself another form of Artemis, connected with Artemis Taurica of the Tauric Chersonese , are usually supposed to point to early human sacrifice (but see Farnell).

^ As such she is Puom opos (" bringer of victory"); the title KoXacvis is possibly connected with 1 The site of the temple of Artemis Orthia was excavated by the British School of Archaeology at Athens (see Annual, 1906).

^ The whole is a reminiscence of earlier times, when the goddess herself was a bear, to whom human sacrifice was offered.

.Various explanations have been given of the epithet
6pOia: (1) that it refers to the primitive type of the "'erect" wooden idol; (2) that it means "she who safely rears children after birth," or "heals the sick" (cf.^ Various explanations have been given of the epithet 6pOia: (1) that it refers to the primitive type of the "' erect" wooden idol; (2) that it means "she who safely rears children after birth," or "heals the sick" (cf.

^ CDA documents are encoded in Extensible Markup Language (XML) and derive their meaning from the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM) and use the HL7 Version 3 Data Types.

^ Our children’s spiritual education deserves our best efforts, which means implementing a schedule, and making sure their toys are clean and safe.

.6p0cos applied to Asclepius); (3) that it has a phallic significance (Schreiber in Roscher's Lexikon).^ Asclepius); (3) that it has a phallic significance (Schreiber in Roscher's Lexikon).

Scholars differ as to whether Artemis Taurica is identical with Artemis Tauropolos, worshipped chiefly at Samos with a milder ritual, but it is more probable that Tavp07r6Xos simply means "protectress of bulls." The protecting influence of Artemis was extended, like that of Apollo, to the highest animal, man. .She was especially concerned in the bringing up of the young.^ She was especially concerned in the bringing up of the young.

.Boys were brought by their nurses to the temple of Artemis KopvBaXia (= Kovporp60os) and there consecrated to her; at the Apaturia, on the day called KovpEWTts, boys cut off and dedicated their hair to her.^ Boys were brought by their nurses to the temple of Artemis KopvBaXia (= Kovporp60os) and there consecrated to her; at the Apaturia , on the day called KovpEWTts, boys cut off and dedicated their hair to her.

^ Artemis was called Kourotrophos as the nurse of youths.
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^ In about 550 B.C.E., Artemis was built a temple in the city of Ephesus, located in present-day Turkey.
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.Girls as well as boys were under her protection.^ Girls as well as boys were under her protection.

^ The boy-child, by contrast, came under the protection of Artemis' twin brother Apollon.
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^ After a girl-child was wheened from its mother milk, up until her consecration into womanhood, she remained under the protection of Artemis.
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.Her function as a goddess of marriage is less certain, and the cult-titles adduced in support of it are hardly convincing; such are r`ryEµovr), interpreted as "she who leads home the bride," r€Xauch pos, "bearer of light," that is, of torches at the marriage procession.^ Her function as a goddess of marriage is less certain, and the cult-titles adduced in support of it are hardly convincing; such are r`ryEµovr ), interpreted as "she who leads home the bride ," r€Xauch pos, " bearer of light," that is, of torches at the marriage procession.

^ At her festival called Bendidea, held at the Peiraeus , there was a procession of Thracians who were settled in the district, and a torch-race on horseback.

^ The attribute of the torch will apply equally well to the goddess of the chase, and epithets such as ckcoa46pos, a€Xao opos, aiOoria, although applicable, are by no means convincing.

.On the other hand, her connexion with childbirth is clearly shown: in many places she is even called Eilithyia, who in the earlier poets was regarded as distinct from her.^ On the other hand, her connexion with childbirth is clearly shown: in many places she is even called Eilithyia, who in the earlier poets was regarded as distinct from her.

^ The parasympathetic or quiescent system (sometimes called the "trophotropic" system), on the other hand, conserves energy , promotes relaxation and sleep, and maintains basic body function and growth.

^ Schopenhauer once remarked that " The exceptional man is like an archer who can strike a target other cannot, the genius is the one who can strike a target others cannot even see ."

.In one version of the story of her birth she is said to have been born a day before Apollo, in order to assist Leto at his birth; women in childbirth invoked her aid, and after delivery offered up their clothes or a lock of hair.^ Artemis was born first and assisted Leto in giving birth to her twin Apollo.
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^ Born before Apollo, a painless birth.
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^ In one version of the story of her birth she is said to have been born a day before Apollo, in order to assist Leto at his birth; women in childbirth invoked her aid, and after delivery offered up their clothes or a lock of hair.

.As already noticed, in Homer Artemis appears as a goddess of death; closely akin to this is the conception of her as a goddess of war.^ As already noticed, in Homer Artemis appears as a goddess of death; closely akin to this is the conception of her as a goddess of war.

^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis, though by no means the original one, may be noticed first.

^ Women in childbirth call on Artemis while in labor and the goddess assists them or brings them quick death by means of her swift arrows in order to end their suffering.

.As such she is Puom opos (" bringer of victory"); the title KoXacvis is possibly connected with 1 The site of the temple of Artemis Orthia was excavated by the British School of Archaeology at Athens (see Annual, 1906).^ As such she is Puom opos (" bringer of victory"); the title KoXacvis is possibly connected with 1 The site of the temple of Artemis Orthia was excavated by the British School of Archaeology at Athens (see Annual, 1906).

^ The custom of flogging youths at the altar of Artemis Orthia 1 at Limnaeum in Laconia , and the legend of Iphigeneia , herself another form of Artemis, connected with Artemis Taurica of the Tauric Chersonese , are usually supposed to point to early human sacrifice (but see Farnell).

^ Artemis' titles connected to animals, the Moon, the Sun, and instinct based behaviors can probably be assigned to the first process with confidence.

.The flogging (Scayavrtywacs) is explained by R. C. Bosanquet as a late institution of decadent Sparta, an exaggeration of an old ritual practice of whipping away boys who tried to steal cheeses from the altar (see The Year's Work in Classical Studies, ed.^ The flogging (Scayavrtywacs) is explained by R. C. Bosanquet as a late institution of decadent Sparta , an exaggeration of an old ritual practice of whipping away boys who tried to steal cheeses from the altar (see The Year's Work in Classical Studies, ed.

W. H. D. Rouse, 1907).
.KoXeos ("sword-sheath"); and Xacipia (see above) may refer to the spoils of war as well as the chase.^ KoXeos (" sword -sheath"); and Xacipia (see above) may refer to the spoils of war as well as the chase.

.The idea of Artemis '.s a virgin goddess, the "queen and huntress, chaste and fair," which obtained great prominence in early times, and seems inconsistent with her association with childbirth, is generally explained as due to her connexion with Apollo, but it is suggested by Farnell that irapOE'os originally meant "unmarried," and that "Apreµcs 7r-ap9Evos may have been originally the goddess of a people who had not yet the advanced Hellenic institutions of settled marriage.^ Artemis was the goddess of childbirth.
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^ Virgin goddess of childbirth and of wild animals.

^ The idea of Artemis as a youthful virgin hunter may be a role reversal.
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.. and when society developed the later family system the goddess remained celibate, though not opposed to childbirth." .Another view of the original character of Artemis, which has found much support in modern times, is that she was a moongoddess.^ Artemis' name may have originated during the late Bronze Age, where the name, A-TI-MI-TE, was found in Linear B tablets in Pylos.

^ The new solvers introduced by the ARTEMIS are proven to be highly accurate and stable over much larger time steps than with the Trapezoidal fixed-time-step algorithms used by Simulink.
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^ Artemis is a just a supporting Wonder Woman character.
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.But there is no trace of Artemis as such in the epic period, and the Homeric hymn knows nothing of her identification with Selene.^ Homeric Hymn 27 to Artemis .
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^ But there is no trace of Artemis as such in the epic period, and the Homeric hymn knows nothing of her identification with Selene.

^ After all, no other humans know of their existence and Artemis is constantly deriving schemes to enrich his family fortune.
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.The attribute of the torch will apply equally well to the goddess of the chase, and epithets such as ckcoa46pos, a€Xao opos, aiOoria, although applicable, are by no means convincing.^ The attribute of the torch will apply equally well to the goddess of the chase, and epithets such as ckcoa46pos, a€Xao opos, aiOoria, although applicable, are by no means convincing.

^ Her function as a goddess of marriage is less certain, and the cult-titles adduced in support of it are hardly convincing; such are r`ryEµovr ), interpreted as "she who leads home the bride ," r€Xauch pos, " bearer of light," that is, of torches at the marriage procession.

^ The Greeks saw her as goddess of severe beauty, with the bluest eyes, sometimes with gray flashing eyes, which earned her the epithet, Glaukopis (Γλαυκύπις), meaning "Flashing Eye" or "Bright Eye".

.The idea dates from the 5th century, and was due to her connexion with Hecate and Apollo.^ The idea dates from the 5th century, and was due to her connexion with Hecate and Apollo.

.When the latter came to be identified by philosophical speculation with the sungod Helios, it was natural that his sister and counterpart should be identified with the moon-goddess Selene.^ When the latter came to be identified by philosophical speculation with the sungod Helios, it was natural that his sister and counterpart should be identified with the moon -goddess Selene.

^ Name Kennel " ARTEMIS GOLD " we choose according to the name of virgin goddess ARTEMIS the goddess of hunting, light, the patron of nature, moon and the earth mother.
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^ When Apollo was regarded as identical with the sun or Helios, nothing was more natural than that his sister should be regarded as Selene or the moon, and accordingly the Greek Artemis is, at least in later times, the goddess of the moon.
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.But she is nowhere recognized in cult as such (see Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.^ Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie and Religions-Geschichte, ii.

^ The suggested etymologies of the name (see O. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.

^ But she is nowhere recognized in cult as such (see Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie, ii.

p. 1297, note 2).
.It has been mentioned that Callisto, Iphigeneia, Eilithyia, are only Artemis under different names; to these may be added Adrasteia, Atalanta, Helen, Leto and others (see Wernicke in Pauly-Wissowa's Realencyclopddie). Again, various non-Hellenic divinities were identified with Artemis, and their cult gradually amalgamated with hers.^ Mention may also be made of the following non-Hellenic representatives of Artemis.

^ It has been mentioned that Callisto, Iphigeneia, Eilithyia, are only Artemis under different names; to these may be added Adrasteia, Atalanta , Helen , Leto and others (see Wernicke in Pauly-Wissowa's Realencyclopddie).

^ Again, various non-Hellenic divinities were identified with Artemis, and their cult gradually amalgamated with hers.

.The most important of these was Artemis of Ephesus, whose seat was in the marshy valley of the Caystrus.^ The most important of these was Artemis of Ephesus, whose seat was in the marshy valley of the Caystrus.

^ The principal one of these and the most enthusiastically celebrated is that in honor of Artemis at the town of Boubastis [the goddess Pasht or Bastet]."
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^ Most of the nymphs couldn't avoid the lust of these powerful gods, yet Artemis was hardly sympathetic to their troubles.

.Like the Greek Artemis, she was essentially a nature goddess, the great fostermother of the vegetable and animal kingdom.^ ARTEMIS, one of the great divinities of the Greeks.
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^ Artemis : is the Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt.
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^ Artemis was the mistress of animal kingdom.

A number of officials were engaged in the performance of her temple service. .Her eunuch priests, µe-y6) 3v oc (a name,which points to a Persian origin), were under the control of a high priest called Essen (according to others, there was a body of priests called Essenes).^ Argives - names for the original inhabitants of Greece; also called Danai.
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^ The parasympathetic or quiescent system (sometimes called the "trophotropic" system), on the other hand, conserves energy , promotes relaxation and sleep, and maintains basic body function and growth.

^ In summary, in states of very high activity around one circuit, there can be a "spillover" such that the dormant system activates and goes "on line" simultaneously with the other.

.There were also three classes of priestesses, Mellierae, Hierae, Parierae; there is no evidence that they were called Melissae ("bees"), although the bee is a frequent symbol on the coins of the city.^ There were also three classes of priestesses, Mellierae, Hierae, Parierae; there is no evidence that they were called Melissae ("bees"), although the bee is a frequent symbol on the coins of the city.

^ If there's a swift wind behind the post then we might have them for Salute however I have absolutely no idea what they are :) There's a Dark Elf heroine called Huntress and 2 Minor Daemons for Chaos.

^ There are no fairies with magic powers, despite the numerous books available that would suggest otherwise, and if they do exist, they have decided not to help us.
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.Her chief festival, Ephesia or Artemisia, was held in the spring, at which games and various contests took place after the Greek fashion, although the ritual continued to be of a modified oriental, orgiastic type.^ These festivals were called Bacchanalia or Dionysia , held on various dates.

.This goddess is closely connected with the Amazons, who are said to have built her temple and set up her image in the trunk of a tree.^ It was said that it was the Amazons who had erected the image of the goddess in the temple at Ephesus.

^ Robert Graves says that the silver fir is a female tree with leaves closely resembling the yews, sacred in Greece to Artemis, the Moon-goddess who presided over childbirth, and it is the prime birth-tree of Northern Europe.
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^ A great temple built for her in Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ; here she was mainly worshipped as a fertility goddess and was identified with the mother figure Cybele .
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.The Greeks of Ephesus identified her with their own Artemis, and claimed that her birthplace Ortygia was near Ephesus, not in Delos.^ The Greeks of Ephesus identified her with their own Artemis, and claimed that her birthplace Ortygia was near Ephesus, not in Delos.

^ Tradition assigns them different birthplaces, Apollo in Delos and Artemis in Ortygia.
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^ The Ephesians say he was born on Ortygia (near Ephesus), and two other random countries claim him as their native son as well.
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.She has much in common with the oriental prototype of Aphrodite, and the Cappadocian goddess Ma, another form of Cybele.^ She has much in common with the oriental prototype of Aphrodite, and the Cappadocian goddess Ma, another form of Cybele .

^ Aphrodite and received gifts from other goddesses: from Hera wisdom and beauty of form, from Artemis high stature."
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.The usual figure of the Ephesian Artemis, which was said in the first instance to have fallen from heaven, is in the form of a female with many breasts, the symbol of productivity or a token of her function as the all-nourishing mother.^ All said and done, we are thrilled with this piece of art, form and function!
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^ The usual figure of the Ephesian Artemis, which was said in the first instance to have fallen from heaven , is in the form of a female with many breasts, the symbol of productivity or a token of her function as the all-nourishing mother.

^ The virginal sister of Apollo is very different from the many-breasted Artemis of Ephesus, for example.
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.From the waist to the feet her image resembles a pillar, narrowing downwards and sculptured all round with rows of animals (lions, rams and bulls).^ From the waist to the feet her image resembles a pillar , narrowing downwards and sculptured all round with rows of animals (lions, rams and bulls).

.Mention may also be made of the following non-Hellenic representatives of Artemis.^ Mention may also be made of the following non-Hellenic representatives of Artemis.

^ The popular image of Artemis seems to present a fusion of the carefree girl and the restricted maiden and so may represent the point of transition from one into the other.
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^ Her connexion with the prophetic art is doubtful, although mention is made of an Artemis Sibylla.

.Leucophryne (or Leucophrys), whose worship was brought by emigrants from Magnesia in Thessaly to Magnesia on the Maeander, was a nature goddess, and her representation on coins exactly resembles that of the Ephesian Artemis.^ Leucophryne (or Leucophrys), whose worship was brought by emigrants from Magnesia in Thessaly to Magnesia on the Maeander, was a nature goddess, and her representation on coins exactly resembles that of the Ephesian Artemis.

^ Artemis was naturally also a goddess of trees and vegetation.

^ Name Kennel " ARTEMIS GOLD " we choose according to the name of virgin goddess ARTEMIS the goddess of hunting, light, the patron of nature, moon and the earth mother.
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Her cult, however, from the little that is known of it appears to have been more Hellenic. .There was an altar and temple of Artemis Pergaea at Perga in Pamphylia, where a yearly festival was held in her honour.^ "In Krete there is a temple to Artemis Rhokkaia ...
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^ Astrateia , a surname of Artemis, under which she had a temple near Pyrrhichus in Laconia, because she was believed to have stopped there the progress of the Amazons .
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^ Festivals in honor of Artemis include Brauronia, held in Brauron and the festival of Artemis Orthia in Sparta.
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As in the case of Cybele, mendicant priests were attached to her service. .Similar figures were Artemis Coloene, worshipped at Lake Coloe near Sardis; Artemis Cordax, celebrated in wanton dances on Mount Sipylus; the Persian Artemis, identical with Anaitis Bendis, was a Thracian goddess of war and the chase, whose cult was introduced into Attica in the middle of the 5th century B.C. by Thracian metics.^ They also worshipped Thracian Artemis and Artemis of Ephesus.

^ Artemis was the goddess of hunting and the chase.

^ "The Nymphai encircle thee [Artemis] in the dance, near the springs of Aigyptian Inopos or Pitane - for Pitane too is thine - or in Limnai or where, goddess, thou camest from Skythia to dwell, in Alai ...
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.At her festival called Bendidea, held at the Peiraeus, there was a procession of Thracians who were settled in the district, and a torch-race on horseback.^ There was a small procession where a boy walked with a priest and one of his nearest relatives, who carried an olive branch, bearing laurel flowers and bronze balls.

^ These festivals were called Bacchanalia or Dionysia , held on various dates.

(For Britomartis see separate article.) .Among the chief attributes of Artemis are: the hind, specially regarded as her sacred animal; the bear, the boar and the goat; the zebu (, Artemis Leucophrys); the lion, one of her oldest animal symbols; bow and arrows, as goddess of the chase and death; a mural crown, as the protectress of cities; the torch, originally an attribute of the goddess of the chase or marriage, but, like the crescent (originally an attribute of the Asiatic nature goddesses), transferred to Artemis, when she came to be regarded as a moon-goddess.^ A number of wild animals are sacred to her: hind, bear, boar, goat, zebu, and lion.
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^ She is often shown with bow and arrow, mural crown, and a torch.
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^ Artemis is the goddess which represents the moon in its crescent phase.

.The Greek Artemis was usually represented as a huntress with bow and quiver, or torch in her hand, in face very like Apollo, her drapery flowing to her feet, or, more frequently, girt high for speed.^ In Greek classical art she is usually portrayed as a maiden huntress clothed in a girl's short skirt,[ with hunting boots, a quiver, a silver bow and arrows.
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^ Artemis was also the protecting deity of the Amazon s who were warriors and huntresses like her and resembled her too in being independent of men.
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^ Today Artemis is identified from Greek mythology as the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and the twin sister of Apollo.
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.She is accompanied often by a deer or a dog.^ She often wore a stag's skin mantle and was accompanied by hunting dogs.

.Perhaps the finest existing statue of her is the Diana of Versailles from Hadrian's Villa (now in the Louvre), in which she wears a short tunic drawn in at the waist and sandals on her feet; her hair is bound up into a knot at the back of her head, with a band over the forehead.^ Her head was pounding and all she wanted to do was fall back into Xena’s arms.
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^ The arrow had imbedded itself deep into Green Shirt’s back, the crimson now flowing freely from the body on the ground.
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^ Xena was fully dressed and backing up into the trees.
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.With her left hand she holds a stag, while drawing an arrow from the quiver on her shoulder with the right.^ Here she is pictured running and in the act of drawing arrow from quiver, her doe companion at her side.
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^ Demeter stands [a statue of] Artemis wrapped in the skin of a deer, and carrying a quiver on her shoulders, while in one hand she holds a torch, in the other two serpents; by her side a bitch, of a breed suitable for hunting, is lying down."
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^ Donning her quiver and one of her silver arrows, she picked up her bow and left her realm.
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.Another famous statue is one from Gabii, in which she is finishing her toilet and fastening the chlamys over her tunic.^ One of the most famous surviving statues of Artemis is the Artemis of Ephesus (shown below).
  • Artemis Greek Goddess 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.teenwitch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In older times her figure is fuller and stronger, and the clothing more complete; certain statues discovered at Delos, imitated from wooden models (oava), are supposed to represent Artemis; they are described as stiff and rigid, the limbs as it were glued to the body without life or movement, garments closely fitting, the folds of which fall in symmetrical parallel lines.^ Some statues depicted her with more than two breasts, suggesting that she was goddess of fertility and sexuality, like at Ephesus (see Artemis of Ephesus ).

^ "Both Helios and Selene are closely associated with these [Apollon & Artemis], since they are the causes of the temperature of the air.
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^ It is important to note that the worship of Artemis by the Amazons was informed by an older and more complete knowledge of Her.

.As a goddess of the moon she wears a long robe, carries a torch, and her head is surmounted by a crescent.^ Artemis is also associated with the crescent moon, which she sometimes wears upon her head.

^ As the goddess of the moon, she wears a long robe which reaches down to her feet, a veil covers her head, and above her forehead rises the crescent of the moon.
  • ARTEMIS : Greek goddess of hunting, wilderness & animals ; mythology ; pictures : DIANA 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.theoi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Artemis is the goddess which represents the moon in its crescent phase.

.On the coins of Arcadia, Aetolia, Crete and Sicily, are to be seen varied and beautiful representations of her head as conceived by the Greek artists in the best times.^ Greek name: Artemis (N.B. In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.
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Authorities

- Articles in Pauly-Wissowa's Realencyclopadie; Roscher's Lexikon der Mythologie, and Daremberg and Saglio's Dictionnaire des antiquites (s.v. Diana, with well-arranged bibliography); L. Preller, Griechische Mythologie (4th ed. by C. Robert); L. R. Farnell, The Cults of the Greek States, ii. (1896); 0. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie and Religions-Geschichte, ii. (1906); A. Claus, De Dianae antiquissima apud Graecos natura (Breslau, 1880). In the article Greek Art, fig. .II (a gold ornament from Camirus) represents the Oriental goddess identified by the Greeks with Artemis.^ Artemis : is the Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt.
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^ Artemis was frequently identified with the goddess Hekate.
  • ARTEMIS GODDESS OF : Greek mythology 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.theoi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Name Kennel " ARTEMIS GOLD " we choose according to the name of virgin goddess ARTEMIS the goddess of hunting, light, the patron of nature, moon and the earth mother.
  • Artemis Gold - GOLDEN & LABRADOR RETRIEVER KENNEL 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC artemis-gold.cz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the Roman goddess identified with Artemis see Diana.^ Artemis was frequently identified with the goddess Hekate.
  • ARTEMIS GODDESS OF : Greek mythology 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.theoi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Artemis was identified with the Roman goddess Diana, the Thrakian goddess Bendis and the Egyptian goddess Bastet.
  • ARTEMIS GODDESS OF : Greek mythology 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.theoi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She was identified with the Roman goddess, Venus .

(J. H. F.)


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  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Leto and Zeus, and twin sister of Apollo.^ In Greek mythology, she is the daughter of Zeus, ruler of the Olympian gods.

    ^ The Greek goddess, Artemis, is said to be the daughter of Zeus and Leto.
    • Goddess Artemis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.kusadasi.biz [Source type: News]

    ^ The Homeric and later conception of Artemis is, that she is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.
    • Artemis - Goddess of the Moon, Wildlife, Hunting and Chastity 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.ohio-lady.com [Source type: Original source]

    The goddess of the hunt, wild animals, and wilderness,[1] and healing, chastity, and childbirth.

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  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology, Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986

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the Greek goddess of the hunt and young women

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