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Artemis

goddess hunt moon animals

Artemis, in Greek mythology, virgin goddess of the hunt. Apollo's twin, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, Artemis is usually pictured carrying a bow and arrows or a torch. She presided over wild animals and is primarily known as the goddess of the hunt. Although Artemis was a stern protector of chastity, she also watched over women in childbirth. She was worshipped as goddess of the waters; fruit, grain, and domestic animals were sacrificed to her at harvest time. Artemis is also sometimes known as the moon goddess, probably through identification with the huntress Diana, Roman goddess of the moon.

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