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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Honor of Victory...

Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, later called Diana in Rome.

Like Skaði, our Norse hunting Goddess, who is no doubt of the same tradition, Artemis lives in the forests and mountains and carries a bow. She is often shown as being accompanied by hunting dogs or a stag.. She is associated with the Moon, with animals, and the forces of nature. Many temples and sacred groves were dedicated to

As was her twin brother, Apollo, in the Trojan War, Artemis was on the side of the Trojans, who some sources say were Scandinavian people. Artemis saved Iphigenia, the 11 year old daughter of Agamemnon, who had sacrificed the girl to her, because she admired her bravery. The Spartans always made sacrifice to Artemis before battle... for victory.

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