Artemis is a goddess in Greek mythology. She is one of the Twelve Olympians. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She is the twin sister of Apollo.

Artemis is the goddess of hunting, wild animals and the wilderness. She is the queen of all animals.

During the 5th century BC, Artemis became known as the goddess of the moon.

Her symbol is widely known as a bow and arrow.

Her Roman equivalent is Diana.


Hera, who was Zeus's wife, discovered that Leto was pregnant and became very angry. She banned Leto from giving birth on any mainland or island known.

Leto found the island of Delos, which floated and so was not an island nor mainland, and gave birth there. Leto gave birth to Artemis without any problem. However she was in labor with Apollo for nine days and nine nights. Artemis helped Leto to give birth to Apollo.

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