Greek Goddess Artemis

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Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. She is a goddess of transitions, a hunter, a virgin, and one of the goddesses who assists at childbirth. She was on the Trojan side in Homer's Iliad.

Myths about Artemis (Diana) re-told by Thomas Bulfinch include:

Occupation:

Goddess

Powers:

Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and wild animals. Although a virgin herself, Artemis helps women in childbirth. Artemis watches over streets and harbors.

The family of Origin:

Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo. Their parents were Zeus and Leto. Artemis was born on Delos.

Roman Equivalent:

The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis was Diana.

Attributes:

Golden arrows, bow, and fawn.

Sources:

Ancient sources for Artemis include Apollodorus, Callimachus, The Cypria, Diodorus Siculus, Euripides, Hesiod, Homer, Hyginus, Nonnius, Ovid, Pausanias, and Statius.

Temple of Artemis:

One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, built around 550 B.C. The temple of Artemis was deliberately burned down by Herostratus in an attempt to gain fame in 356 B.C.