Artemis was a virgin goddess of fertility. She was also the protector of flocks of sheep and goddess of the hunt and the forest. When Actaeon saw her bathing she turned him into a stag. She killed Orion for attempting to violate her chastity. She was identified with the moon and Apollo was her twin brother. To the Romans she was known as Diana.

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