Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, wilderness and virginity.
She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister to the god Apollo who was her constant companion. Artemis was born on the island of Ortygia.
From the age of three, Artemis had specific requests and requirements and asked her father, Zeus, to grant her a number of wishes, which included:
- Have eternal purity and virginity; and
- To have a bow and arrow for hunting and a knee length tunic to allow it.