This is a reblog from one of my favorite sites La Audacia de Aquiles hosted by Aquileana on Feb 20, 2017. The post is about Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the hunt and the moon. She is the twin sister of Apollo, God of the Sun. What is found fascinating is that before Artemis became goddess of the moon, the Titaness Selene owned the Moon chariot, which she drove across the sky at night. When Typhon began his path of destruction to Mount Olympus, Selene rode into battle with the moon chariot. Therefore, soon after, Artemis was the legatee of the carriage. In the same way, Apollo received the Chariot of the Sun, once the sun of Helios became identified with him.
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►Greek Mythology: “Artemis´Dual Archetype” / “Collaboration with Resa McConaghy and Mirjana M. Inalman”🌛🏹.
“Diana, The Huntress” by Guillaume Seignac. 19th century.
Artemis(Roman Equivalent: Diana) is often depicted in two ways: as a huntress goddess and as the goddess of the Moon.
Artemis/Diana by Jean-Antoine Houdon (18th century)
Artemis was the first-born child of Zeus and Leto. Her mother was forbidden by jealous Hera to give birth anywhere on the earth but the floating island of Delos provided her sanctuary. Immediately after her birth, Artemis helped her mother deliver Apollo for which she is sometimes called a goddess of childbirth.
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