Artemis Name Meaning & Origin

Artemis

Pronunciation: AHR-tə-mis (key)

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Nicknames for Artemis

Art, Temi, Tem, Temis, Arti, Misa, Miss, Missy, Ari, Arty, Artie.

Meanings and history of the name Artemis

In Greek mythology Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she is a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head.

She had a group of devoted female followers called the Hunters of Artemis. Many of these were mortal women, but there were also nymphs and other mythological creatures. Like their mistress, the hunters swore to remain virgins, and were punished severely if they broke their vow.

Famous real-life people named Artemis

Artemis Cooper (born The Hon. Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper Beevor), English writer
Artemis Pebdani, American actress
Artemis Gounaki, Greek-German singer

Artemis in song, story & screen

Artemis: a talking cat in the anime Sailor Moon.
Artemis: a character in the Wonder Woman comics, one of the Amazons.
Artemis: a character in the book series Twitches, twin sister of Apolla.
Artemis: the male main character in the young adults' book series Artemis Fowl (Author: Eoin Colfer).
Artemis Crock: aka Tigress, a character in the DC comic universe.
Artemis: Main female character in the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Artemis: The Virgin Goddess

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