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Key Facts & Information
ORIGINS AND CHILDHOOD
- Artemis was daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo.
- Artemis’ mother Leto was harassed by the jealous goddess Hera throughout her pregnancy.
- She eventually found refuge on the floating island of Delos.
- There she gave birth to Artemis who assisted her mother as midwife with the birth of her younger twin-brother Apollo.
- Artemis served as a guardian to him, which provided an inspiration for her desire to protect and nurture.
- Artemis, taking advantage of her father’s favor, asked Zeus to grant her several wishes:
- To remain a virgin, but to have sixty “daughters of Okeanos,” all nine years of age, be her choir.
- To have many names, setting her apart from her brother Phoebus (Apollo).
- To have a bow and arrow made by the Cyclopes.
- To be the Phaesporia, or Light Bringer.
- To have a knee-length tunic so that she could hunt while ruling the mountains.
- To have twenty Amnisides Nymphs as handmaidens to watch her dogs and bow while she rested.
- To be revered by any city.
- To have the ability to help women in the pains of childbirth.
SYMBOLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- We can recognize Artemis with her bow and arrows. Sometimes she was also equipped with a quiver, a pair of hunting spears, a torch, a lyre, and/or a water-jug.
- Artemis was clothed in a knee-length girl’s dress or a full-length women’s robe (chiton), with a cloak (chlamys, himation), headgear (a tiara, headband, or animal-pelt cap), and occasionally the pelt of a deer draped across her shoulders.
ENGAGEMENT WITH OTHERS
- When the Aloadae giants tried to attack Olympus, Artemis transformed into a doe and raced between them causing the pair to cast their spears and strike each other dead.
- The hunter Actaeon spied upon the goddess while she was bathing with her nymphs at a spring. Angered, she transformed him into a stag and had him torn apart by his own hunting dogs.
- The giant Calydonian Boar was sent by Artemis to ravage the lands of King Oeneus as punishment for neglecting her in his sacrifices to the gods.
- Artemis was a divine ally of the Trojans during the Trojan War. But in a clash between the rival factions of gods she confronted Hera.
- The Queen of the Gods tore the bow from her hands, beat her about the head, and sent her fleeing back to Olympus.
HONORING THE GODDESS
- The Arcadian Artemis is a goddess of the nymphs, and was worshipped in Arcadia. Her temples there were more numerous than in Greece and she had no connection between with Apollo.
- The Brauronian Artemis was worshipped at Athens and Sparta. They sacrificed young boys for her.
- Her name at Sparta was Orthia; a cult represented her with archaic wings.
- At least two festivals were celebrated in her honor: Brauronia and the festival of Artemis Orthia.
- A temple built in her honor became one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.”
- Artemis was the Olympian goddess of hunting, the wilderness, and wild animals.
- She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of female children up to their age of marriage.
- However, she was also the goddess who brought sudden death to them, in contrast to being a protector.
- Also, besides being the goddess protector of young humans, she was also revered as the protector of young animals.
- Her sanctuary also included lakes and springs. There, Artemis was Limnatis or Limnaia, meaning “Lady of the Lake.”
- Accounts stated that she protects the wilderness roads and harbors as the goddess of wilderness and fishing.
- The Titaness Eos was the goddess of dawn, the bringer of light, and crop-destroying frost. Her role lasted until the importance of Apollo and Artemis increased greatly.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Artemis across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Artemis worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Artemis, in Greek religion, who was the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and vegetation, and of chastity and childbirth. She was identified by the Romans with Diana.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Artemis Facts
- Lady of the Wild
- Godly Lineage
- In Their Likeness
- Twin Bonds
- A Time to Hunt
- Sacred Animals
- Artemis and Orion
- She Protects
- Girl to Lady
- A Dedication
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