Britomartis

Britomartis

Britomartis

Britomartis was a deity in Ancient Greece that was worshipped in Minoan Crete. She was the goddess of mountains and hunting, and was eventually transferred into Greek mythology as an oread, one of the mountain nymphs.

According to some myths, she was from the area of Gortys, Crete, and was the daughter of Zeus and Carme. One day, she fell into the sea but was saved by some fishermen. When she was later deified, she turned into the patroness of fishermen. Other myths have it that she was an oread, nymph of Artemis, that was pursued by King Minos, when she fell into the sea to save herself.

See Also: Zeus, Artemis

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Britomartis was a deity in Ancient Greece that was worshipped in Minoan Crete. She was the goddess of mountains and hunting, and was eventually transferred into Greek mythology as an oread, one of the mountain nymphs.

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