Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Agamemnon. Agamemnon inadvertantly offended Artemis by killing one of her sacred animals. (Some legends say he offended her by boasting that his hunting skills exceeded those of Artemis). To atone for his offence, Agamemnon was advised by the prophet Calchas to sacrifice Iphigenia. This sacrifice of Iphigenia, would become the justification for the death of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
Callisto. Callisto used to be one of Artemis' favourite companions until she was forcibly seduced by Zeus, bearing him a son named Arcas. The jealous Hera turned the unfortunate girl into a bear.(Some stories say that Artemis herself turned Callisto into a bear). Zeus eventually placed her in the heavens as the Great Bear constellation while her son became the Little Bear.
Niobe. Apollo shot down Niobe's sons, then Artemis shot down the daughters. Only when the last daughter was to be killed did Niobe beg to spare her child, but the arrow had already left Artemis' bow. The Twins were believed to be responsible when a man or woman died young--- they were shot down by Apollo if male, Artemis if female.
Yes. It has been said that Artemis was born before Apollo so she helped her mother give birth to her twin brother.
Bow and Deer. Most paintings and statues of Artemis have a deer or a bow.
Goddess of hunt. Artemis is also known for being one of the goddesses of childbirth.
Selene. Artemis is a moon goddess as well as Selene.
Callisto. Zeus had gotten Callisto pregnant and Artemis changed her into a bear.
Yes. Artemis swore to her father that she would remain a virgin for all her life.
Diana. To the Romans Artemis was closely identified with their goddess Diana, who was also a goddess of light as well as of the wild.
Actaeon. Actaeon was turned into a stag and was killed by his own hunting dogs.
Apollo. Artemis was born 5 minutes before Apollo, making her the older twin.
yes. Zeus is the king of the gods and Leto was a Titan.