Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius – 20 June 2016                              …

Goddess of the Moon by Christy Tortland. Personal take on Artemis, Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt.

Artemis [’Αρτεμις] is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She is the hellenic goddess of the hunt, archery, wild animals, forests and hills, and the moon.       Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Homer refers to her as “Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals”. .     She was a huntress, depicted carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. The moon is her symbol.

Artemis [’Αρτεμις] is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She is the hellenic goddess of the hunt, archery, wild animals, forests and hills, and the moon.

A wonderful illustration of the ancient Greek goddess, Artemis by Flemish historical painter, Joseph-François Ducq.  The painting is entitled, "Diana" which is the Roman equivalent of Artemis (Ἄρτεμις), the goddess of hunting, wild animals, etc.

Victoria's costume at the masquerade ball, Diana the huntress.This is by Flemish historical painter, Joseph-François Ducq.

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