Goddess of the moon*, hunting, mountains, forests and wild nature, protectress of the Amazones, maidens and virgins.
Artemis was a daughter of Zeusa and Leto and a twin sister of Apollo. Leto being Zeus’ lover drew the wrath of Hera his wife and the guardian of women in labour that was why the children could not come to the world for nine days and nights. When Leto finally bore her first child it was Artemis who then helped her mother to deliver her twin brother.
Artemis never got married. She remained a virgin and she expected the same from her female companions (usually nymphs) who she was spending time hunting and hiking. She was an extremely vindicative goddess whose arrows cause diseases and pierce anyone who who had the misfortune to expose themselves to her. This is what happened to the children of Niobe, the mother of…
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