Artemis was the daughter of the god Zeus and goddess Leto. The god Apollo was her twin. She was the goddess of childbirth and woman maturation, also the goddess of the hunt.
This was the main symbol of Artemis, which is the deer.
Young girls about to be married prayed to her and would sometimes offer locks of hair to the goddess. Artemis could also be destructive as stories told of how she Niobe, queen of Thebes for bragging about how many kids she has. Also, the Greek people blamed Artemis for sudden deaths of women.
Artemis with her Deer and Bow
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