►Greek Mythology: “Artemis, The Goddess of Hunting” / Poem: “Ode to Artemis”, by Irina Dimitric.-

I know I have said this before, friend, but this is *my fave post yet*! I love the art. As a fan of childbirth, having birthed 3 of my 4 children at home, I appreciate the feminine power and transformation involved. You wrote, “She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of Virginity and the girl child up to the age of marriage.” Valuable characteristics and traits ❤

La Audacia de Aquiles

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Diana the Huntress, by Luca Penni (16th Century). “Diana the Huntress”, by Luca Penni (16th Century).

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Artemis (Roman Equivalent: Diana) was the greek goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals.

She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of Virginity and the girl child up to the age of marriage.

According to the Homeric account and also to Hesiod she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was the sister of Apollo. According to Pausanias, Artemis was a daughter of Demeter, and not ofLeto.

Artemis as the sister of Apollo, is a kind of female Apollo.

Artemis is moreover, like Apollo, unmarried; she is a maiden divinity never conquered by love. The priests and priestesses devoted to her service were bound to live pure and chaste, and trangressions of their vows of chastity were severely punished. 

When Apollo was regarded as identical with the sun or Helios, nothing was…

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2 thoughts on “►Greek Mythology: “Artemis, The Goddess of Hunting” / Poem: “Ode to Artemis”, by Irina Dimitric.-

  1. Aquileana April 24, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Thank you very much for reblogging dear Angie! Have a wonderful weekend…Aquileana ⭐

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