Origin of ArtemisClassical Latin from Classical Greek Artemis
Gr. Myth. the goddess of the moon, wild animals, and hunting, twin sister of Apollo: identified with the Roman Diana
The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and twin sister of Apollo.
Origin of ArtemisGreek
OriginSee also: Artémis
From Ancient Greek Ἄρτεμις (Artemis).
- The Greeks equated Ubasti with their Artemis, confusing her with the leonine Tafne, sister of Shoou (Apollo).
- Under Greek influence, he was identified with Hippolytus, who after he had been trampled to death by the horses of Poseidon was restored to life by Asclepius and removed by Artemis to the grove at Aricia, which horses were not allowed to enter.
- Among the other noteworthy buildings of the Peiraeus were the arsenal (vKEUoOKrl) of Philo and the temples of Zeus Soter, the patron god of the sailors, of the Cnidian Artemis, built by Cimon, and of Artemis Munychia, situated near the fort on the Munychia height; traces of a temple of Asclepius, of two theatres and of a hippodrome remain.
- That the maiden Artemis hunted on its banks, or that the flow of its waters was gentle and maiden-like.
- It is probable that this larger plan had to be given up, because it would have interfered with sacred objects such as the precinct of Artemis Brauronia and the altar of Nike, and religious conservatism prevailed over the waning influence of Pericles.