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Artemis the goddness

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Ancient greece

The birth place of Artemis the goddess is the island Ortygia.


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Artemis is one of the oldest, most complex and most interesting figures of the Greek pantheon. Daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin sister of Apollo, Queen of the mountains and forests, goddess of the hunt, protector of small children and animals.

In this barren petronisi after terrible hardships and wanderings had fled the pregnant Leto to hide and shelter from the fury of persecutory lawful wife of Zeus, Hera. There, with the help of all the female deities (except IRAs) came to light shortly after Diana and her brother Apollo.

From the very first hours of the birth of Artemis takes initiatives. Although newborn baby, helps her mother exhausted and xegennisei to her second child and is identified in this way with Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth.

Beautiful and brilliant Artemis, had early on gained the appreciation of other gods. Already three years had the specific requirements concerning the attire, equipment and the sequence of the most favorite pastime, hunting. A child who knew what he wanted and really stable and rigid in its decisions. Zeus admired for their perseverance and, because of the versatility of harbored great affection and satisfy all its desires.

One of the first things I asked Diana as a gift from her father was the eternal purity and virginity.
Faithful and steady in what called and committed, the maiden goddess and never even denigration of the moral nor the character. Severe and proud, maintained the purity of love defiance sieges and attacks. Dedicated to hunting and nature, indifferent to the joys of marriage and the pleasures of love. With strict enforcement and claimed innocence and virginity, not only of herself, and the Nymphs around it and also those with the services their honor.

Artemis was a goddess who ruthlessly and almost never forgive. Any irregularity in weight, any deviation from its beliefs and principles of deserved punishment. The relentless fury was ready to erupt at any moment against the violator of the strict rules. The deadly arrows of continuously strive mortals, gods and heroes that overlooked the existence or neglect of the principles and worship.

Aktaionas once the son and the autonomy of Aristaeus, was to see Diana naked, while he made her bath. The view from fear of the incident spread, transformed him into a deer and put fifty dogs that came to be devoured.

In another case, Callisto, the daughter of Lycaon (and one of the attendants of Artemis in the hunt) was nearly killed by the arrows of the goddess why stray from Zeus had lost its purity and had left the egkyos.Episis Artemis killed and Ariadne, because according to legend had been kidnapped and molested by Theseus in Naxo.Telos Orion, the son of Poseidon, he found a tragic death from the arrows of Artemis, because according to tradition was joined with the Eos goddess of dawn, or because according to another tradition had boasted that it was better than this in his art toxou.I Artemis had a particular weakness in children and adolescents. Young people who maintained their innocence and living according to principles has always been favored and were constantly under protection. Hippolytus, in fact, was dedicated to it and worship, is a vivid example of this tactic and weakness of the goddess.

Hippolytus So keen hunter and alogodamastis, had devoted his life to the beautiful Diana and the ideal that she professed. No challenge, no woman and was never able to drag the. Neither the Phaedra, wife of Theseus, was able to charm to seduce him. The exemplary behavior he moved to the goddess and to give prices, and eternal glory, after his death, the memory of his name. Artemis was one of the most beautiful and elegant goddesses of Olympus. The ancient Greeks really admired. Imagine the tall, with graceful beauty, imperious and proud walking Body.

Generally, the goddess Artemis was active, restless and hard. In most of the events appears conscious, mature and firm, while a few were those events which had a completely different picture. In theomachia, the proud and demanding daughter of Jupiter, appears as an immature little girl who has to obey, respect and comply with the requirements of his wife's father and brother.

Faced with the reluctance of Apollo fought with Poseidon, Artemis holds negative attitudes and faces the twin brother of words ironic, cheeky and contemptuous. Hera, in this case, the behavior is furious and furiously begins to beat with her own arrows.

One of the favorite pastimes of Artemis was hunting. Female active, impetuous and agile, free and restless goddess channeled most of vigor in the search and tracking game in the mountains. Accompanied by beautiful nymphs and cool and surrounded by wild hounds, running around lakes, rivers, meadows and mountains to be answered primarily by wild animals. Dressed in plain clothes lightweight and equipped with the appropriate equipment for the occasion was thrown with fury and excitement in what mainly interested. Untamed, harsh and overbearing, archery dire gnostria of art and very capable runner and hunter, passionately engaged in hunting.

One of the main features of Artemis was the universal rule of nature. Domestic and wild animals, fish in the water and birds in the air were all under her protection. As a goddess and protector of nature Artemis considered responsible both for agriculture and for livestock. Areas of the venerated and worshiped regularly were always fertile land dotted fields, rich harvest and animals healthy and fertile. Instead, many of the areas did not comply properly with their obligations towards the EU and also overlooked its existence, had to face the vengeful wrath and fury, equivalent to destruction of crops and the decimation of the herds.

The Admetus and Oineas faced because of neglect and indifference shown, the wrath of theas.O Admetus at the wedding feast of the sacrifice had been forgotten, as required, to Artemis. Artemis angry by this irregularity sent him to the bridal bed of a herd of snakes, while prepared to reclaim the life. Apollo tried in vain to coaxing. Eventually he persuaded the Fates to earn him his life and in return get someone else's life his own man. The requirement of the Fates only his wife Alcestis is willing to offer. But the last time the intervention of Hercules saves before you even catch the soul to descend to Hades.

The Oineas once had forgotten to sacrifice the patron of the city of Calydon, namely Artemis. Ignoring the cost both in this city and its people. A huge boar sent by the goddess caused enormous damage to land, animals and humans. Nobody dared to kill him. The only Meleager, the son of Oineas, he was eventually killed him but then he was killed in a scuffle around the deal.
The woman and the mother of Meleager can not handle the sadness of death from suicide unhappiness. The sisters, finally, that the grieving incessantly, transformed by Artemis into guinea.

Apart from participation in all these cases, the goddess of the hunt takes an active part in one of the twelve labors of Hercules. Hercules for a long time chasing a beautiful doe with golden horns and bronze feet, owned by the goddess Artemis. Artemis, with the assistance of her brother, Apollo, preventing him from killing the wild animals and urges him to deliver it to Tiryns, to King Eurystheus. Upon receipt of the animal takes it to Eurystheus xanafierosei.Opos in the myth of Hercules, and so many other incidents associated with Artemis and her brother Apollo to reach some skopou.Stin case of Niobe who paineftike (compared to Leto) for many of the beautiful children we have the cooperation of two twin brothers in punishment. Seven arrows of Artemis and Apollo pinned seven of fourteen children and killed them.

In the same manner and for the same reason Diana once killed the Snow (Daidaliona his daughter and lover of Apollo), because he had boasted that her beauty was such that even exceeded that of the beautiful goddess.

The war between Greeks and Trojans can not find Artemis indifferent. Along with her brother Apollo, Mars, Venus and Leto is actively involved on the side of the Trojans.

One of the first events that occurred even before the war started due to the anger and the wrath of Artemis. The Greek fleet because of apnea, which had created the goddess could not be started. A random incident leader Agamemnon the Achaeans had caused this situation. Once free he realized he had to invade in a grove dedicated to Diana and had killed a sacred deer. The goddess was angered so much that demanded the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia to favorable winds to help the Greek ships sailed.

The wounded by Diomedes, finally, Aeneas had during the war received the help of Artemis and Leto, and was succeeded thanks to them to recover and return to battle.

The symbols of Artemis were many and varied. Ranging from animals and plants and ended up in arms: goat, goat, deer, bear, dog, snake, laurel, palm, cypress, sword, quiver, javelin and more.