the goddess of hunting, healing, killing, childbirth, and the moon, was
the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was born on the floating is
twin brother, Apollo, was born with the help of Artemis and, when Artemis
was at the age of twelve, a Greek goddess, Niobe, teased Leto and Zeus
about only having two children, while she had many more. This made Artemis
and Apollo mad, and they killed all (or most) of Noiobe’s
children. Niobe took her weeping self away from Artemis and
Apollo. She is usually seen in art carrying a silver arrow.
when Artemis was bathing in a stream, Actaeon, a Greek god, stumbled upon
her and saw her in the stream. With her silver arrow, Artemis killed
Actaeon and bathed in the stream in peace.
helped her mother give birth to Apollo. Jealously grew from Apollo who
noticed that Artemis was spending a great deal of time hunting with the
giant Orion, and he decided to put an end to the relationship. He
challenged Artemis to prove her skill at archery by shooting at an object
floating far out at sea. Her shot was perfect, and the target turned
out to be the head of Orion.
helped women who needed help in childbirth. She was the goddess of many
things, and she used her power for good and for bad.
Artemis is interesting because her life seems so challenging, and she had
the power to heal people as well as the power to kill them