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Who is Artemis

In Greek mythology, Artemis (known by Romans as the goddess Diana) was the daughter of Zeus, mighty ruler of the Olympian gods. Artemis’s mother, Leto, gave birth to her after a brief and painless labor. She then became her mother’s midwife and delivered her twin brother Apollo. For this reason, Artemis has always been viewed as a nurturer and protector.

Yet Artemis was proud, independent, and resourceful by nature. Her association with the wilderness symbolizes Artemis’s untamed spirit. The most independent of the goddesses, Artemis roamed the forests. She was famous for her skills as a hunter, with a sharp focus and unerring aim.

Artemis was also associated with the moon, especially the crescent or “new” moon. The “Goddess of Light,” Artemis had the divine duty of illuminating the darkness, and was often depicted carrying a candle or torch. She lit the way for others, guiding them through uncharted territories.

For more on Artemis, visit her page on Wikipedia.