Vintage Artemis Avon Jar

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Vintage Artemis Avon Jar


For the devotee of Artemis, goddess of forests and hills. She was worshiped throughout ancient Greece. Her best known cults were on the island of Delos (her birthplace); in Attica at Brauron and Mounikhia (near Piraeus); in Sparta.

rtemis represents the unpredictable nature of, well, Nature, and the wilderness.

Sacred Animals: Bear, Dogs, Deer, Lion, Boar
Sacred Plants: All Artemesias, cypress, bay laurel
Sacred Places: All wild places
Sacred Objects: Bow and arrow, herbs, antlers
Protectress of: Wilderness areas, hunters, children, young girls, women in childbirth, women's fertility, female athletes
Epithets: Agrotera- Patron of hunters (and also warriors), Potnia Theron, Mistress of the Animals, Kourotropos- nurse of youths, Locheia- goddess of childbirth and midwives, Cynthia- From Mounth Cynthus on Delos, Amarynthia after her festival Amarythus, Phoebe- Shining one, feminine of Apollo's epithet Pheobus, Parthenos Iokheaira- the virgin who delights in arrows, Hekatebolon- far shooter (also shared with Apollo),
Sacred Days- The 6th of the Month (Artemis was born on the 6th day of the month)
Astrological Sign- Cancer.

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