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Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt

Inktober 2019 #2 Theme: Goddesses of Mythology

Artemis, in the ancient Greek religion and myth, is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity.

Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the patron and protector of young girls, and was believed to bring disease upon women and relieve them of it. Artemis was worshiped as one of the primary goddesses of childbirth and midwifery along with Eileithyia. Much like Athena and Hestia, Artemis preferred to remain a maiden and is sworn never to marry.

Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities and her temple at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Artemis' symbols included a bow and arrow, a quiver and hunting knives and the deer and the cypress were sacred to her. The goddess Diana is her Roman equivalent.

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Your art is so amazing! I wish I could draw like that. I have a question. Do you take in requests?

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No, but thanks all the same. I'm glad you like it.

HisCarlness's avatar
Is cute goddess. Also, simple but nice pose. 
WestlyLaFleur's avatar
I felt like this one was a success. I think whenever I manage to create something simple that I feel it's a success, lol.
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keokotheshadowfang's avatar
I love how you drew her dress! Loving the details of the lace/design! Great job on the bow and arrow too!
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I always struggle with design elements, so that's good to hear.
keokotheshadowfang's avatar
Design work can be difficult, but you did great! n.n Keep it up!
Atramis's avatar
I'm glad my suggestion proved inspiring :blush: Beautiful piece! I really like the pose.
Lathminster's avatar
Even standing still your figures have nice expression of movement
WestlyLaFleur's avatar
That's gotta be the rhythm of having drawn so damn much at this point, lol.
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