Artemis - o Constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Orion...

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Artemis Roman: Diana Virgin goddess of childbirth Huntress but protector of young animals Goddess of young women from childbirth to marriage Constantly being sought by men Born on Delos with twin brother, Apollo Hardly ever goes to the city, but instead roams the country Niobe o Had 6 sons and 6 daughters o Said she was a better mother than Leto because she had 12 children while Leto only had 2 (granted they were both gods) o Apollo and Artemis are angry and kill all 12 of Niobe’s children o Niobe cried and cried and etc., and turned into a rock Actaeon o Hunter o Out hunting with friends o Accidently stumbled upon Artemis bathing o Turns him into a deer/stag and his dogs attack and kill him Callisto o One of Artemis’ nymphs, sworn virgin o Zeus takes an interest in her o Disguises himself as Artemis to get near her, and then rapes her, she becomes pregnant and tries to hide it o Pregnancy discovered at the bath, Artemis is furious o Turned into a bear, gives birth to Arcas
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Unformatted text preview: o Constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Orion o Mighty hunter o 2 birth stories Child of Poseidon OR King with no children is hospitable to Zeus, Poseidon, and Hermes; in return the gods ask what they can do for him; King explains that he is childless, they tell him to sacrifice a bull and bring them the skin, they urinate on the skin and 9 months later Orion appears o In love with a princess, tries to rape her and her father takes out his eyes o Gets a little boy to be his eyes and wanders o Gets cured by Helius o Tries to rape Artemis, she puts a scorpion on him and he is stunned to death Constellations of Orion appears to be running from Scorpio Associated with the moon (possibly because of the menstrual cycle) Famous temple at Ephesus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) o Other important place of worship: Brauron Little girls dressed in bear costumes to worship Artemis...
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