Daughter of Zeus (god of the sky) and Leto ( goddess of motherhood), twin sister of Apollo (god of music).
Artemis was born on the island of Delos, where her mother Leto found refuge after being hunted by Zeus’ lawful wife Hera (goddess of marriage). She assisted her mother Leto in giving birth to her younger twin brother Apollo.
Artemis was the Olympian goddess of hunting, the wilderness, and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, virginity, and protector of young girls, bringing, and relieving disease in women. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. Artemis asked her father Zeus to grant her eternal virginity, she never gave in to any potential lovers. Artemis was devoted to hunting and nature.