Thursday, January 29, 2015

Artemis


           The following is a short presentation I did in 8th grade on the Greek Goddess Artemis:
         Artemis is the Greek goddess of hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity.The name Artemis comes from the Greek word arktos meaning bear.  She is also known as a protector of young girls, both bringing and curing disease in women.She is often shown as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.
        She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister to Apollo. ¨Hera, Zeus’ wife, forbid Leto to give birth on the mainland or an island. But the island Ortygia disobeyed and Artemis and Apollo were born there. Artemis was said to have been born first, aiding in the delivery of her brother, Apollo.
        At age three, it is said that Artemis, while sitting upon her father’s lap, asked Zeus to grant her six wishes: 1) to forever remain a virgin 2) to have many names to set her apart from Apollo 3) to be Phaesporia or "Light Bringer" 4) to have a bow, arrow, and a knee-length tunic for hunting 5) to have 60 "daughters of Okeanos", all nine years of age, for her choir 6) to have twenty Amnisides Nymphs as handmaidnes to watch her bogs and bow while she rested.
         
                       

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