BC: The End
FC: Hunteress of the Gods Written by Bailey Mauss
1: Artemis is the goddess we are talking about. She is the goddess of many things. We will go through them one at a time. She is shown in lots of different ways, and here is a few:
2: First, Artemis is best known as the best Huntress ever. She is the hunter for the gods. She travels with a group of other girls and nymphs (a nature spirit that looks like a young woman), that have all made the same vow as her to be forever without men. Artemis is very skilled with a bow and arrow, and it was proved when Apollo (another god) tricked her into shooting her own hunting partner in the head, killing him.
3: Artemis is also known as a moon goddess. This makes sense, because her twin brother, Apollo, is a sun god. She is very kind to animals, as you can see in this image below.
4: Artemis was also known as the goddess of wild animals, especially her sacred animals the bear and deer.
5: Artemis is also the Goddess of contradictions. That is because she is known to sometimes go against some of the things she stands for.
6: Artemis is also the goddess of childbirth. But, being the goddess of contradictions, she is also known for bringing women quick and painless deaths during childbirth.
7: Kronos Rhea V Leto Zeus Hades Poseidon V Artemis Apollo | Artemis's Family Tree Since all the Olympians (major gods) are related in some way, Artemis has a lot of relatives. Zeus had most of his kids with Hera, so Artemis is a step sister to most of the gods, except Apollo, her twin.
8: The Greeks believed in Artemis to explain some constellations, and the creation of some animals. They prayed to her and Apollo and Ares (war god) before war or hunting for luck, or to Artemis before childbirth.
9: Artemis is not one of the major major gods, so she is not associated with many myths. One of the myths about her is that her hunting partner, Orion, was out swimming far into the sea, and Apollo tricked Artemis into shooting Orion in the head by challenging her skills with a bow and arrow. Oh no! \