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ˈɑr tə mɪsartemis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Artemis, Cynthianoun

    (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana


  1. Artemisnoun

    The daughter of Leto and Zeus, and twin sister of Apollo. The goddess of the hunt, wild animals, and wilderness, and healing, chastity, and childbirth.

  2. Artemisnoun

    The Greek goddess of the hunt, wild animals, and wilderness; the daughter of Leto and Zeus; the sister of Apollo.

  3. Artemisnoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek. The usual male variation is Artemios.

  4. Artemisnoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    Mr. HISS. And is Mr. Artemis Denaxas an official of that company?

  5. Artemisnoun

    The main-belt asteroid 105 Artemis, discovered in 1868.

  6. Etymology: From Ἄρτεμις.


  1. Artemis

    In ancient Greek mythology and religion, Artemis (; Greek: Ἄρτεμις) is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, nature, vegetation, childbirth, care of children, and chastity. She was heavily identified with Selene, the personification of the Moon, and Hecate, another lunar deity, and was thus regarded as one of the most prominent lunar deities in mythology, alongside the aforementioned two. She would often roam the forests of Greece, attended by her large entourage, mostly made up of nymphs, some mortals, and hunters. The goddess Diana is her Roman equivalent. In Greek tradition, Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. In most accounts, the twins are the products of an extramarital liaison. For this, Zeus' wife Hera forbade Leto from giving birth anywhere on land. Only the island of Delos gave refuge to Leto, allowing her to give birth to her children. Usually, Artemis is the twin to be born first, who then proceeds to assist Leto in the birth of the second child, Apollo. Like her brother, she was a kourotrophic (child-nurturing) deity, that is the patron and protector of young children, especially young girls, and women, and was believed to both bring disease upon women and children and relieve them of it. Artemis was worshipped as one of the primary goddesses of childbirth and midwifery along with Eileithyia and Hera. Much like Athena and Hestia, Artemis preferred to remain a maiden goddess and was sworn never to marry, and was thus one of the three Greek virgin goddesses, over whom the goddess of love and lust, Aphrodite, had no power whatsoever.In myth and literature, Artemis is presented as a hunting goddess of the woods, surrounded by her followers, who are not to be crossed. In the myth of Actaeon, when the young hunter sees her bathing naked, he is transformed into a deer by the angered goddess and is then devoured by his own hunting dogs who do not recognize their own master. In the story of Callisto, the girl is driven away from Artemis' company after breaking her vow of virginity, having lain with and been impregnated by Zeus. In the Epic tradition, Artemis halted the winds blowing the Greek ships during the Trojan War, stranding the Greek fleet in Aulis, after King Agamemnon, the leader of the expedition, shot and killed her sacred deer. Artemis demanded the sacrifice of Iphigenia, Agamemnon's young daughter, as compensation for her slain deer. In most versions, when Iphigenia is led to the altar to be offered as a sacrifice, Artemis pities her and takes her away, leaving another deer in her place. In the war that followed, Artemis along with her twin brother and mother supported the Trojans against the Greeks, and challenged Hera into battle. Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities, her worship spread throughout ancient Greece, with her multiple temples, altars, shrines, and local veneration found everywhere in the ancient world. Her great temple at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, before it was burnt to the ground. Artemis' symbols included a bow and arrow, a quiver, and hunting knives, and the deer and the cypress were sacred to her. Diana, her Roman equivalent, was especially worshipped on the Aventine Hill in Rome, near Lake Nemi in the Alban Hills, and in Campania.


  1. artemis

    Artemis is a Greek goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of hunting, wilderness, wild animals, and chastity. Artemis is often depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. In Roman mythology, she is equivalent to the goddess Diana.


  1. Artemis

    Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.

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  1. Artemis

    (Ar′temis). This was the Grecian name of Diana, and the festivals at Delphi were called Artemisia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Artemis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Artemis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Artemis in a Sentence

  1. Michael Collins:

    Well I love the word Artemis, the twin of Apollo. I think that's a wonderful name, and more important than the name, it's a wonderful concept.

  2. Jim Free:

    There's not a single person on the team that shies away from the responsibility that we have to manage ourselves and our contractors and to deliver, and deliver means meeting those flight test objectives for( Artemis I), and meeting the objectives of the Artemis Ground Systems Program.

  3. Ryan Zeigler:

    Terrestrial samples and lunar samples are very different, so the Artemis team has already taken that into account as they design their tools, they didn't start from scratch. They started with Apollo 17 and what worked really well and are moving forward from there toward Artemis.

  4. Shannon Walker:

    I know it's customary for people in the administration to submit their resignation, and then we have to take it from there, honestly, I have no idea what will come after that. I'm assuming we will continue on with our Artemis mission and just keep doing what we have been doing at NASA because that's what we do.

  5. The United:

    I will tell you my goal — and I've been very clear about this — is to make sure that we're not cannibalizing parts of NASA to fund the Artemis program.

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