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Our fast facts and information about this famous Greek goddess are brought to life with some interesting pictures depicting her role in various myths and legends of the ancient Greeks.   

 

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Mythical Facts about Artemis for Kids

Fact 1: She was the goddess of the goddess of the moon, chastity and the chase. Her symbols were the bow and arrow, hounds, bears, deer, snakes, the moon and the cypress tree.
Fact 2: Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the goddess of the hunt and the moon and the twin sister of Apollo
Fact 3: She was one of the 12 Olympian gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus
Fact 4: Powers: She had the power of transformation, prophecy, healing, poetry, music, magic, purification, death and hunter of souls, action and temperance
Fact 5: A great temple was built in her honor at Ephesus, which became one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World".
Fact 6: Artemis valued her chastity so highly that she took terrible measures against anyone who even slightly threatened her
Fact 7: She was extremely possessive and selfish. She would wreck revenge on anyone who did not obey her wishes
Fact 8: She had twenty Nymphs as handmaidens to watch her dogs and bow while she rested.
Fact 9: She obtained her bow and arrows from Hephaestus and the Cyclops
Fact 10: She obtained her hunting dogs from Pan, the god of forest who he gave her seven female dogs and six males.
Fact 11: She featured in the legends and myths relating to the Ceryneian hind, Endymon, Actaeon, Niobe and the Satyrs
Fact 12: The Ceryneian hind was one of the five deer that served the goddess. The Ceryneian hind was briefly kidnapped by Heracles (Hercules) as part of his 12 labors.
Fact 13: She she catches sight of the sleeping Endymion, and immediately falls in love with him. However, their love was forbidden as he was a man and she was a goddess
Fact 14: She was bathing naked in the woods by a hunter named Actaeon. He stopped and stared, the goddess was affronted and punished Actaeon. She forbade Actaeon to speak threatening to turn him into a stag if he disobeyed. He ignored her and was transformed into a stag. His own hounds then turned upon him and tore him to pieces.
Fact 15: Artemis and her twin brother Apollo attacked Niobe and her 14 children for disrespecting their mother, Leto. Niobe cried so much she turned into a pillar of salt

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"Goddess serene, transcending every star!
Queen of the sky, whose beams are seen afar!
By night heaven owns thy sway, by day the grove,
When, as chaste Diana, here thou deigníst to rove."

by
Lord Byron

 

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Fun Facts about Artemis - Pictures of Artemis
Whilst checking out the facts about Artemis its a good idea to have an impression of what the goddess Artemis might have looked like. Images, pictures and representations of Artemis the goddess of the hunt are found in the ancient sculptures, mosaics, paintings, pictures, pottery and vases that were made in ancient times. Other artists of later periods have also produced some wonderful pictures depicting their ideas of what the god Artemis might have looked like. In Greek Art the Olympian god Artemis was often illustrated with images and pictures representing the attributes and symbols associated with Artemis and the mythology and legends that surrounded her. Look at the pictures of her and see if you can identify any symbols associated with this famous Olympian goddess which are the the bow and arrow, hounds, bears, deer, snakes, the moon and the cypress tree..

Picture of Artemis and Endymon The goddess of hunting
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