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a statue of Artemis

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.

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, becoming one with the goddess Selene.

She is known as a goddess of childbirth as well because she helped Leto give birth to Apollo.

She is also known as the goddess who asked Zeus to remain chaste and unmarried.

She was also the patroness of Sparta the city-state where a the warriors came from in ancient Greece.


In Greek mythology, Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. Leto had to find a place where she could give birth to the two. This was because of a curse set by Hera, Zeus' wife, because she was very angry with Zeus. For this, Zeus raised an island that had been floating underwater and had not yet been touched by the sun's rays. The island was Dellos. Leto gave birth there, while grasping hold of a palm-tree.

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