Meaning of ARTEMIS in English

In Greek religion , the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, vegetation, chastity, and childbirth.

Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo . Accompanied by Animals ), protected it. Stories of her nymphs' love affairs may originally have been told of the goddess herself, but poets after Homer stressed her chastity. She was known for her unpitying wrath when offended. Artemis may have developed out of {{link=Ishtar">Ishtar in the East. Her Roman counterpart was Diana .

Artemis as a huntress, classical sculpture; in the Louvre

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