Artemis The Virgin Goddess Of The Greeks

Artemis is the virgin Goddess of the hunt, the forests and hills, the moon and archery. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Her symbols are bows and arrows, stags, hunting dogs and obviously the moon. Her father is Zeus king of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses and governs the sky, lightening and thunder, law, order and justice. Her mother is Leto the Titaness of womanly demure and motherhood.

Artemis has many siblings as her father is Zeus. Her siblings are her twin Appllo as well as Aeacus, Angelos Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, The Graces, The Horae, The Litae, The Muses and theMoirai.

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Artemis is another Goddess that has enjoyed a resurgence of notoriety in modern day. She is a playable character in the popular video game Smite. Also people have drawn comparison between Katniss Everdeen and Artemis. As well as being in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series.

She is a virgin first and foremost and then a huntress. She is the best hunter on the Greek Gods. She is strong and independent and hates people, especially men, encroaching on her area. Once when a fellow hunter spied Artemis bathing, she turned him into a stag and his own hunting dogs tore him apart. She even stranded Agamemnon in the water for killing one of her sacred stags until he agreed to sacrifice his own daughter Iphigenia to appease her. Do not piss off this Goddess or you may find yourself torn to bits.

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Author: Andie Boyungs

I am a wife, mother, writer and nerd. My dad cultivated my love of sci-fi as a child and I haven’t looked back since. I love myth and magic. I am an avid reader and love TV and movies. I love the movies Willow and Legend and the Star Trek ones both old and new. Laurell K. Hamilton, who writes the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, and Jim Butcher, who writes the Harry Dresden series, are probably my top two favorite authors. I love learning and writing about mythology and there is so much out there to learn, see and imagine. Come fly away with me.

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