ARTEMIS GODDESS

GREEK GOD OF HUNTING

GODDESS ARTEMIS

Leto is the mother of Artemis and was a titan goddess, and the Zeus was his husband before he married Hera. At that time, Leto became pregnant, and even though their relationship had passed. Hera, the second wife of Zeus, filled with jealousy and spite; she decided to hunt down Leto to the ends of the earth.

Hera even sent a mighty python to chase her, Leto cursed by the Hera, so she could not give birth on the island. Luckily Leto found a floating island that did not touch the ground. First, she gave birth to Artemis there, and after seven days of labor, the brother of Artemis “Apollo” was born. Legends say Artemis aided her mother as a mid-wife, and so became a protector of women, who went into labor.

Both brother and sister Apollo and Artemis overgrew and powerful, only at the age of 4 days Apollo killed the python. Yet he had to be punished for the slain beast, was a child of the mother of the earth “Gaia.”

ARTEMIS WISHES TO ZEUS

Once Zeus asked Artemis, what do you want from me, Artemis chose independence and requested to her father Zeus for eternal purity and virginity. However, Artemis was not without spite. The Titan goddess of motherhood, together with Apollo, stood at the side of the Trojan war and Troy.

AGAMEMNON AND ARTEMIS

Agamemnon general of the greek army often insulted Artemis, and he foolishly boasted that his ways of the hunt were superior to Artemis. So Artemis stopped the Greek ships in the sea, calming the water so they could not sail.

Agamemnon had to sacrifice the thing that he loved the most, to be free of these aerie, calm waters. Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to Artemis, and so she allowed them to pass. She had to honour his sacrifice. Some legends say that Artemis took Agamemnon’s daughter and did not kill his daughter.

MYTH’ OF HARVEST FESTIVAL AND KING OENEUS

Agamemnon was not only the king to ever be foolish enough to insult Artemis. King Oeneus hosted the harvest festival, to honor all the other gods except he forgets to invite Artemis, a silly ploy. Artemis felt this as an insult, so she sent the Calydonian Boar to wreak upon his kingdom.

The king then holds a Calydonian hunt to slay the beats. Many heroes came from all over Greece, and in the end, it was the women Atalanta who won the trophies. She was the only female huntress to participate in the competition.

She was favoured by the goddess, for she had taken the oath of virginity to Artemis. Artemis now spends her time in nature with her sacred animals, naturing herself under the light of the moon.

GODDESS OF ARCHERY

Artemis spends her days in the wild, binding with nature and learning the ways of the hunt. She became skilled with a bow and found a connection to the moon. Artemis used to practicing her skill and protecting all women who would call upon her. This the tale of the Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

ARTEMIS’ ARCHERY HUNTS

On a faithful day, the queen of Thebes boasted that she was better than Leto, for she had given birth to 7 girls and seven boys, instead of having only two children.

Artemis and Apollo were protective of their mother, so they shot down all the children but left 1 of each gender, so no one would ever again claim that they were superior to Leto.

ROMAN GOD OF HUNTING

DIANA GODDESS

Diana was associated with wild animals and forests. Diana had the power to talk with the animals. Diana wore a short tunic and hunting boots. She often depicted with a bow and picturized with deers.

Diana was also the goddess of wild animals; the same ability of hunt is found in Artemis; she is the Greek counterpart of Diana. In 399 BCE, both Diana and Artemis accepted in Rome as the twin sister of Apollo and daughters of Leto and Zeus.

GOD OF HUNTING

Diana was prominently the famous huntress in Roman mythology. Men and women both used to worship her before going for the hunt; they believe that Diana’s blessing helps us in the forest hunt. As a richness deity, she was adduced by women to aid formation and delivery.

Diana also considered being the protector of the lower classes, especially slaves. In Roman art, Diana usually publicly appears as a huntress with a bow and deer.

HUNTRESS GODDESS

GREEK GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. GODDESS ARTEMIS

ROMAN GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. DIANA GODDESS

EGYPTIAN GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. Goddess Neith
  2. Goddess Pakhet.

FINNISH GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. Goddess Mielikki.

GEORGIAN GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. GODDESS DALI.

HINDU GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. Goddess BANKA-Mundi.

NORSE GODDESS OF HUNT

  1. GODDESS SKAOI or JOTUN.

HUNTING GODS

HUNTER GODS

GREEK GOD OF HUNT

  1. Aristaeus God.
  2. Pan God.

HINDU GOD OF HUNT

  1. GOD RUDRA.
  2. GOD BHADRA.

NORSE GOD OF HUNT

  1. God UIIR.