Marble statue of the Ephesian Artemis, Turkey. (125-175 A.D.)
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Image courtesy of Corel Corporation.
Artemis was the twin sister of the god
Apollo. Her father and mother were Zeus and Latona.
Artemis and her brother Apollo had fierce tempers. According to a
Greek legend, they killed most of the children of Niobe, who had insulted her mother Leto comparing favorably her children with the twins Artemis and Apollo.
Artemis was the goddess of the Moon. She was also known as the goddess of
the hunt. Romans identified Artemis with the Greek goddess Diana.
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