The Role Of Artemis In Greek Mythology

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Over time there have been many myths surrounding the Greek Gods and Goddesses and their counterparts, the Roman Gods and Goddesses. Some with an easy past with little going wrong, while some have a harder past with a lot going wrong. Then you have the ones that are in between. One of those is Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt among other things. Artemis is the Goddess of many things with many myths surrounding her, she also has a very conflicting personality that is shown by her actions.
Artemis or as she’s known in Rome, Diana is the Greek Goddess of the hunt, the moon, archery, chastity, virginity, and the natural environment. Her symbols are a bow, arrows, stags, hunting dogs, and the moon. Her sacred animals are the stag and the bear. Her sacred plants are the Cypress-tree and the Palm-tree. In Greek mythology her companions are usually a
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Artemis is known as being fierce and revengeful, but is often seen as kind. When one of her nymphs was seduced by Zeus-who had transformed into Artemis to do so-she transformed the nymph into a bear and sent her in to the forest to be killed. She also kept the Greek fleet from sailing to Troy until they sacrificed a maiden to her. It’s believed that when a woman died a swift and painless death, it was from being slain by her silver arrows. This leads her as being known as “The goddess of three forms”, Selene in the sky, Artemis on earth, and Hecate in the lower world and in the world above when it is wrapped in darkness.
Artemis is a goddess whose actions and personality is a little conflicting, has many things she’s goddess of and has many myths which surround her. She’s the daughter of Zeus and Leto with her twin brother being Apollo. She once asked Zeus to give her eternal virginity so she would never give in to any lover, but fell in love anyway. She is also “The goddess of three
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