Artemis Picture

"Artemis (Ἄρτεμις) is often called upon by maidens who want nothing to do with men. Her silver arrows have slain many over-zealous suitors. Artemis was also the twin sister of Apollo and revered as the Goddess of the Moon. At times her different duties contradict one other. Even though she is a hunter of animals herself, she often demands that mortals pay for killing defenseless beasts. In the most famous case, she demands that a Greek army offer her a human sacrifice in apology for trampling a family of rabbits. She asks for the life of the general's young daughter, a maiden. This is strange behavior for the protector of maidens."
– Paraphrased from MythologyTeacher, […

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