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Artemis was the Olympian goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage--her twin brother Apollon was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two gods were also bringers of sudden death and disease--Artemis targetted women and girls, Apollon men and boys.
In ancient art Artemis was usually depicted as a girl or young maiden with a hunting bow and quiver of arrows.
One of the great divinities of the Greeks. Her name is usually derived from ἀρτεμής (artemēs), uninjured, healthy, vigorous; according to which she would be the goddess who is herself inviolate and vigorous, and also grants strength and health to others. According to the Homeric account and Hesiod she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, whence Aeschylus calls her λητωγένεια (lētōgeneia). She was the sister of Apollo, and born with him at the same time in the island of Delos. According to a tradition which Pausanias found in Aeschylus, Artemis was a daughter of Demeter, and not of Leto, while according to an Egyptian story she was the daughter of Dionysus and Isis, and Leto was only her nurse. But these and some other legends are only the results of the identification of the Greek Artemis with other local or foreign divinities.