Artemis was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. Her twin brother Apollo on the other hand was the protector of the boy child. Both gods also brought about sudden death and disease. Her attributes are the bow, quiver, and arrows, or a spear, stags, and dogs. She was depicted as either a huntress or goddess of the moon, or with her twin brother Apollo.

Myths associated with the goddess:
-The trojan war were she was beaten by the angry Hera in a contest of the gods
-Turning the hunter Aktaion into a stag after he saw her bathing
-Her birth by Leto, followed by Apollo's birth
-Her chastity as a maiden goddess
-The Kalydonian boar sent by Artemis to ravage Kaldyon
-The giant Orion, a close companion of the goddess, who was slain by the goddess or her jealous brother
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