Artemis, Apollo's twin sister, is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, female fertility, and the moon. She's also a sworn virgin and a fierce protector of young girls. Though Artemis can be kind to us mortals, she does have a temper. Peeping Toms and Romeos beware: this goddess carries a hunting bow and she knows how to use it.
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Goddess of the Hunt, the Wilderness, Wild Animals, Female Fertility, and the Moon
Feminists for Zeus
Zeus (dad) and Leto (mom)
Currently recruiting virgin female followers
"Before beginning a hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it."
The Artemis Fowl series (he was named after me) by Eoin Colfer
My Bow & Arrow by Ted Nugent
If you're looking for Artemis, it's best to search in the woods. Being the goddess of the wilderness, she's way more at home out in the forests than in the palaces of Mount Olympus. Since she's also the goddess of the hunt, you'll usually find her prowling for game with her bow and arrows, a pack of hounds, and a flock of her nymph friends fluttering around her. You have to be really careful if you bump into Artemis and her friends, though. Sometimes they like to skinny dip in woodland pools, and if you accidentally stumble on them while they're naked, you probably won't make it out of the woods alive. Artemis and her followers are all sworn virgins, and they don't deal well with anybody ogling them when they don't have any clothes on. So be warned: Artemis is beautiful and she can be very kind, but just like the wilderness she loves, she's wild at heart.
Age: Late teens or early twenties
Hair Color: Blonde or light brown
Facial Hair: None
Jewelry and Accessories: A little crown with a crescent moon
Type of Weapon: Bow and arrows
Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970
The famous Greek poet Homer brings the gods into The Iliad, which tells the story of the mythic Trojan War. Most of the gods of Olympus take sides in the human war: Hera, Athena, and Poseidon are rooting for the Greeks, while Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo, and Artemis (all the A names?) fight for the Trojans.
Dec 20, 2019
Artemis mourns the loss of one of her favorite followers, Hippolytus, in this classic tragedy.
Dec 20, 2019
The Roman poet Ovid collected all kinds of wild stories about the gods in The Metamorphoses. Here you'll find myths about Diana (a.k.a. Artemis), including the story of how she and Apollo kill Niobe and Niobe's fourteen children, not to mention the of tale of Diana setting Actaeon's dogs on him.
Dec 20, 1387
Artemis makes a cameo as her Roman alter ego Diana in this tale of destructive love. What are the gods doing in a tale about knights in shining armor? Find out here, but also be sure to check out the summary for Part 3, Lines 1351-1624.
Dec 20, 1595
Shakespeare looooves name-dropping Diana (a.k.a. Artemis), the virgin goddess, in his plays. She seriously pops up everywhere. One of the plays where she appears most, though, is A Midsummer Night's Dream, which uses the moon as a symbol.
Dec 20, 1997 - Dec 20, 1999
Along with a ton of other Greek gods, Artemis is a character in Disney's animated series (based on the movie) about Hercules. We've gotta say, this isn't how we picture the goddess of the hunt.
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
Artemis shows up to lend a helping hand to Percy and pals in The Titan's Curse and The Last Olympian. A group of immortal girls called the Hunters of Artemis follow her around, including Percy's friend Thalia.
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019
Artemis is played by Edie Falco, star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos, in this star-studded film about Greek gods in NYC.