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The goddess of the hunt, the moon and forests.
—Hesiod

Artemis is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. She débuts, with her appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Artemis is the virgin greek Goddess of the hunt, forests, hills, the moon and archery in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Artemis is a deity, the daughter of Zeus and Leto .When the Olympian gods defeated the titans in the titanomachy, the titans were destroyed and Mount Olympus was made. Various conflicting accounts are given in Classical Greek mythology of the birth of Artemis and her twin brother, Apollo. All accounts agree, however, that she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and that she was the twin sister of Apollo.

An account by Callimachus has it that Hera forbade Leto to give birth on either terra firma (the mainland) or on an island. Hera was angry with Zeus, her husband, because he had impregnated Leto. But the island of Delos (or Ortygia in the Homeric Hymn to Artemis) disobeyed Hera, and Leto gave birth there.

In ancient Cretan history Leto was worshipped at Phaistos and in Cretan mythology Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis at the islands known today as the Paximadia.[1]

As a virgin, Artemis had interested many gods and men, but only her hunting companion, Orion, won her heart. Orion was accidentally killed either by Artemis or by Gaia. She thus rejects Aphrodite's values and becomes, to some extent, her chaste, domestic complementary, or antithesis.

FamilyEdit

URANUS †---------------------------------------------------------------------------GAIA

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CRONUS †---------------------------------------------------------------------------RHEA

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HESTIA ________DEMETER__________ HERA_________ HADES_______ POSEIDON_______ZEUS--LETO

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                                                                            ARTEMIS
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Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Sorry for the closeness of the 6 names of the children

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Artemis did not have any consorts / lovers.
    • She was one of the virgin goddesses. The other two being Hestia and Athena.

AppearancesEdit

AboutEdit

  • Artemis did not have any children as she was a virgin goddess.

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