Ancient Greek Gods for Kids, Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt - Artemis & Diana Illustration

Artemis, daughter of Zeus

Artemis, Goddess of the Moon and of the Hunt
Roman name: Diana

Artemis was Apollo's twin sister. Her father was Zeus, king of all the gods. Her mother was the gentle Leto.

Artemis was Apollo's opposite. Her brother could be warm and loving. But Artemis was not like that. She adored her dogs. She loved her twin brother. She loved her Mom. She respected her Dad. She even liked most of her half-siblings. But to others, Artemis was cold and pitiless.

Artemis was a private goddess. There are not many myths about Artemis because not many Greek storytellers had the courage to tell tales about her. Her anger and her arrows were swift. She absolutely, positively, no question about it, resented anyone who intruded upon her, or spied upon her, especially any man. Artemis had swore never to marry. She never did.

Here are two myths about Artemis:

Artemis & the Deer Hunter

Artemis & the 4th Labor of Hercules