Updated: 3/30/2021

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  • Once upon a time in Ancient Greek...
  • Aww, they are so cute! This is a great family, and hopefully they'll grow to be a great God and Goddess!
  • A few years passed by...
  • Once...
  • HEY! To punish you for this, I will turn you into a stag and send your hounds to go kill you!
  • Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, was born to Zeus and Titaness Leto, with a twin brother named Apollo. Although Artemis was the Goddess of the Hunt, she also was the Goddess of wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, and virginity.
  • Another time...
  • Ha, who's the better hunter now, huh?
  • When she grew up, many men were attracted to her, but only Orion, her hunting partner won her heart. But, when he tried to take off Artemis's robe, she killed him, in order to keep her maidenhood.
  • And another time...
  • I am far greater than your mother, Leto.
  • You will pay for saying that!
  • Actaeon once saw Artemis bathing on Mount Cithaeron, and to punish him, Artemis turned him into a stag and set his own hounds against him. This was to keep her virginity.
  • Now...
  • Artemis was also protective of her title. When Adonis, God of beauty and desire, bragged that he was a far greater hunter than her, she sent a wild boar to go kill Adonis.
  • In addition to being protective of her title, Artemis was also protective of her mother, Leto the Titaness. One example of this is when Niobe boasted that although Leto gave birth to two Gods, she gave birth to the whole Olympus, Artemis and Apollo killed all her children.
  • Hurray, people are respecting and honoring me with this temple!
  • Artemis, the Goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, and virginity, is now worshipped. One temple built in honor now is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are at least two festivals celebrated in her honor; Brauronia and the Festival of Artemis Orthia.