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Artemis  (AR-ti-mis)

Roman name Diana. See The Olympians for more information and another picture; also this picture.

Artemis was the virgin goddess of the hunt and one of the Olympians. Her brother Apollo, noticing that she was spending a great deal of time hunting with the giant Orion, decided to put an end to the relationship. So he challenged Artemis to prove her skill at archery by shooting at an object floating far out at sea. Her shot was perfect. The target turned out to be the head of Orion.


Artemis with her bow. (zoom)