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Greek Mythology Lesson Day 4 - Artemis


Who was Artemis

Artemis is the Olympian goddess of the hunt, the moon, and chastity; in time, she also became associated with childbirth and nature. No more than few days old, she helped her mother Leto give birth to her twin brother Apollo. Artemis was very protective of her and her priestesses’ innocence. Consequently, she wasn’t very nice when some of them weren’t so careful.

What did Artemis rule over?

Artemis ruled over the Hunting, the Wild animals and the Children.

Where did Artemis live?

Her home was Mount Olympus.

How many children did Artemis have?

Artemis didn't have any children have any children of her own.

Who where the consorts of Artemis?

She never married so she remained a virgin. Therefore she was associated with chastity and young women.

What were the symbols of Artemis?

Her symbols were the Bow and arrows, the Stags, the Hunting Dog and the Moon.

What were the sacred animals of Artemis?

Her sacred animals were the Deer and the Bear.



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