In Greek Mythology Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the virgin goddess of the hunt, chastity, and paradoxically childbirth, since she assisted her mother in the delivery of her twin. Early in her devbelopment, she was identified with Hecate, the primal, pre-Olympian feral goddess. She later became more identified and eventually supplanted Selene as the moon goddess to compliment her twin's identification and supplantation of Helios as the sun god.
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