Artemis

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Introduction

In Greek mythology, Artemis was the daugter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. This virgin goddess was worshipped as the goddess of the moon, the hunt, wild animals, healing, the wilderness, chastity, and childbirth.

Consistent with her roles of goddess of the moon and of the hunt, she is often portrayed in art with a bow and arrows, with the crescent moon above her head.

Worship

The privately pious Kara "Starbuck" Thrace often prays to Artemis and Aphrodite. This interest in Artemis seems to be inspired more by the goddess' role as goddess of the hunt rather than goddess of chastity.

External Links

Wikipedia entry for Artemis.

--Colonial Historiographer 10:43, 25 Jan 2005 (EST)