Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Artemis : The Huntress of the Forest

The Huntress of the forest,
Healer of sickness, 
Protector of the children
A forever maiden,
Patron saint of childbirth,
The illuminating light,
The moon goddess

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Do you guys know who the major Greek gods and goddesses are? Do you even know what Greek mythology is? 

If not then let me give you a quick discussion about them. 

So first, Zeus, which is also the god of sky, the king of all gods has a queen named Hera. Hera is the goddess of marriage. She is responsible for keeping her family united and punished those who will try to make mess with it. Zeus has other siblings named Poseidon (god of the sea), Hades (god of the underworld), Demeter (goddess of harvest and grain), and Hestia (the calm goddess of the hearth). Zeus is a very loving person that is why he ended up having children to other goddesses and nymphs. Two of the offspring of Zeus are Apollo and Artemis. The former is a boy, and the latter is a girl. These two faced many problems even before they were born. But they both conquered and even become one of the major gods and goddesses. They are both my favorite, but I like Artemis most.


Artemis has a very strong personality. She is the goddess of the forest, the hunt, moon, chastity, and is also the protector of the youth. She is also known as the goddess of childbirth . She was given this title because based on the Greek mythology Artemis' mother Leto didn't experienced any pain in giving birth to her. Also it is said that after Artemis was born she immediately help her to give birth to his twin brother known as Apollo. I admire her so much because even though she’s a girl, she had proved everyone that she is better than the men. Also she had the courage to ask her father Zeus for the 6 gifts she want to received on her 3rd birthday. She remained her virginity. She received a hunting dog, a bow and an arrow, and nymphs that will accompany us. She didn't ask for a city to worship her but she asks her father the mountains of the whole earth to live on.

Artemis and I have some similar personalities. We're both closer to women than men. I also don't really like hanging around with guys especially my age. But that is not the reason on why I chose to represent her . Because what I really like about her is that she proved that even if she is a girl she can still beat those guys older and stronger than her and that is what I also want to do.

 Contributed by: Kate Anthonette L. Lilang

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