Roman Name: Diana
Goddess of Hunting and Wilderness
Bow and Arrows- Artemis had spent most of her time hunting, and she fought with a bow and arrows.
Deer- The deer is a symbol because she was always seen in the forest or plains, hunting or hanging with local animals. There are other occasions where she is depicted standing next to a leopard or a lion.
Night- Artemis also represented the night.
Artemis was often seen as fierce and impulsive, which made her uncontrollable by other gods and goddesses. She was also independent and very confident.
Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo.
Because of her personality, it made her into a very skilled warrior. She was not one to be messed with. She was also very clever, and could bring diseases upon people, or cure them of diseases. She could also turn others into animals.
Artemis loved her mother, Leto, and was the protector of small children and (ironically) animals, which could be seen as a weakness. She was also tricked by Apollo into killing Orion.
- Artemis was abandoned by her father
- She played an important role in the Trojan War
- In other myths, Orion was her hunting partner.
- She tricked two giants into killing each other by placing a deer between them.