Artemis (Roman Equivalent: Diana) was the greek goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals.
She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of Virginity and the girl child up to the age of marriage.
Artemis as the sister of Apollo, is a kind of female Apollo.
Artemis is moreover, like Apollo, unmarried; she is a maiden divinity never conquered by love. The priests and priestesses devoted to her service were bound to live pure and chaste, and trangressions of their vows of chastity were severely punished.
When Apollo was regarded as identical with the sun or Helios, nothing was…
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