Artemis: The Greek Goddess Artemis In Ancient Greece

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The Greek goddess Artemis is the daughter of Zeus, god of the sky and the ruler of all Olympus, and Leto, female titan and goddess of motherhood. Artemis is the goddess of the hunt who has the power to create plague, death, and to heal. She is often envisioned and symbolized by her bow and arrow from the many tales told about her adventures. Artemis is considered to be an attribute goddess. An attribute god/goddess will have a specialization “associated with the forces of nature, human fertility and the human life cycle, economic activities, and war (Stein, 2017).” Artemis falls into the category of being an attribute goddess because her specialty is the hunt. Even though Artemis is primarily the goddess of the hunt she also has other specializations that classifies her, such as the goddess of the moon, childbirth, chastity, and wild animals (“Artemis”, 2017).…show more content…
After finding a way around the cure Artemis was born without a hitch. However, Hera made it excruciatingly difficult for her twin brother to emerge. Artemis, only have just been born, helped her mother through the birth thus becoming the protector of child birth and labor (“Artemis”, 2017). In ancient Greece Artemis was greatly respected but was only considered to be a minor deity compared to the other gods and goddesses, but progressively was seen as a predominant deity. The people prayed to Artemis for various reasons including, prosperity on a hunt, protection for the women and children, and for successful
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