December 10, 2012
Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, nature, and childbirth. Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and the mortal Leto. She was born on Mount Cynthus on the island of Delos in Greece. Apollo her twin brother was the opposite of her; he was the God of the Sun and her of the Moon. Artemis had absolute primacy over nature and was said to bring fertility to all places that worshipped her. Artemis hunted and was usually accompanied by Nymphs and Oceanids.
Artemis loved to hunt loved to hunt especially with arrows dipped in poison. Artemis was the Goddess of the hunt; therefore she appeared with a bow and arrows in a knee- high chiton. Her symbols were a bow and the pike. Artemis’s tree was the cedar. Artemis had sacred animals such as the snake, the bear, and the deer.
How Artemis was honored:
Athenian festivals in honor of Artemis included Elaphebolia, Mounikhia, Kharisteria, and Brauronia. The festival of Artemis Orthia was observed in Sparta. Young Athenian girls approaching marriageable age were sent to the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron to serve the Goddess for one year. 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 young girl teased the bear, and, in some versions of the myth it killed her, while in other versions it clawed her eyes out. 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.
Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt in the modern world she would most likely considered a tree hugger. First, Artemis loved nature so she would probably be outdoorsy person. Also she would have many pets such as...
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