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The Greek goddess Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, wild nature and the moon in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin sister to Apollo, the god of the sun, medicine and music among others. Artemis was a patron to young girls, a protector of childbirth, the goddess of chastity and fertility, and she chose to remain a maiden much like the goddesses Athena and Hestia.
As a deity of fertility, Artemis was worshipped primarily at Ephesus, close to where she was believed to have been born at Ortygia. Construction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was begun in around 550 BCE and was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Artemis was also worshipped on the Island of Delos, the other potential birthplace of the twins, and at Tauris, Magnesia, Perge and Brauron. In Mythology, Artemis is known from a number of stories, most notable from the stories of Iphigeneia, Orion, Callisto, Niobe and the Calydonian (or Kalydonian) Boar.
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