The eternally young, beautiful goddess was born on Delos at the same time as her brother, the golden-haired Apollo. They're twins. The most sincere love, the closest friendship unite brother and sister. They also deeply love their mother Laton.
Artemis gives life to everyone. She takes care of everything that lives on earth and grows in the forest and in the field, she takes care of wild animals, herds of livestock and people. It causes the growth of herbs, flowers and trees, it blesses birth, wedding and marriage. Rich sacrifices are made by Greek women to the glorious daughter of Zeus Artemis, blessing and giving happiness in marriage, healing and sending diseases.The goddess Artemis, eternally young, beautiful as a clear day, with a bow and quiver on her shoulders, with a hunter's spear in her hands, hunts merrily in shady forests and sunlit fields. A noisy crowd of nymphs accompanies her, and she, majestic, in short hunting clothes, reaching only to her knees, quickly rushes along the wooded slopes of the mountains. Neither a timid deer, nor a timid fallow deer, nor an angry boar hiding in a thicket of reeds can escape from her arrows that do not know how to miss. Artemis is being followed by her nymph companions. Merry laughter, shouts, and the barking of a pack of dogs are heard far away in the mountains, and the mountain echo answers them loudly. When the goddess gets tired of hunting, she hurries with the nymphs to the sacred Delphi, to her beloved brother, the archer Apollo. She's resting there. Under the divine sounds of Apollo's golden kithara, she leads round dances with muses and nymphs. Ahead of all goes Artemis in the round dance, slender, beautiful; she is more beautiful than all the nymphs and muses and taller than them by a whole head. Artemis also likes to relax in cool, green-covered grottoes, far from the eyes of mortals. Woe to the one who disturbs her peace. So the young one also died Actaeon, son of Autonoi, daughters of the Theban king Cadmus.