Monday, 28 January 2013


Aremis is the goddess of the moon, plants and animals, giving birth and the hunt.

She is often using her bow and arrow. Her dad is Zeus and her mum is Isleto. She also has a twin brother called Apollo.

She was given the name Diana by the Romans.

She has six deers with golden horns to pull her chariot. Artemis is in quite a few myths. In one myth he Greek people had an excellent harvest. They thanked all the gods except one. Artemis was very angry. She was so angry that she created a fire-breathing boar and told it to destroy the crop. Eventuly some people killed him, including a girl.

She went back to her dad, who wanted her to marry. But that's another story...

Artemis with a hind, better known as "Diana of Versailles". Marble, Roman artwork, Imperial Era (1st-2nd centuries CE). Found in Italy. From Wikipedia Commons.

1 comment:

  1. What an exciting myth. Now that's a chariot that I'd like to have to take me to work. As long as the deer didn't wander away from my carpark. Enjoy studying Greek history this week.