Artemis/Diana (Biographical details)

Artemis/Diana (deity; Roman; Greek; Female)

Also known as

Artemis/Diana; Artemis; Diana; Artemis Orthia; Artemis Paralia; Diana Lucifera; Diana Ephesia; Diana Nemorensis; Phoebe


One of the twelve Olympian gods; daughter of Zeus/Jupiter (q.v.) and Leto/Latona (q.v.); twin sister of Apollo (q.v.); a virgin huntress; symbol of chastity and protector of wildlife, also associated with helping women at childbirth; she later became identified with the moon-goddess, Selene/Luna (q.v.) and is sometimes associated with the goddess of the Underworld, Hecate (q.v.).