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Bronze Diana, 3rd Century BC

Artemis is a goddess in Greek mythology, and one of the Twelve Olympians. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo and mother to Orion

She is the goddess of hunting, wild animals and the wilderness. During the 5th century BC, Artemis became also known as the goddess of the moon.

She is also known as the queen of Olympus and of all living things.

Her symbol is widely known as a bow and arrow.

Her Roman equivalent is Diana.

Birth[change | change source]

Hera, who was Zeus's wife, discovered that Leto was pregnant and became very angry. She banned Leto from giving birth on any mainland or island known.

Leto found the island of Delos, which floated and so was not an island nor mainland,and gave birth there. Leto gave birth to Artemis without any problem. However she was in labour with Apollo for nine days and nine nights. Artemis helped Leto to give birth to Apollo.


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