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Post  AgathonZante on Sun May 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Is there a religious or historical reason as to why Artemis chose the role of hunting? In other cultures, it was males who took on that role. Why a female here?

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Post  Iwan-Durak on Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Well, as I did understand the Hymn of Kallimachos, hunting seemed to be merely Artemis' hobby. Her divine task given by the Moirai was that of midwife.

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Post  Iwan-Durak on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:58 am

And I thought the actually deity that was involved in hunting by rites was Pan, the Lord of the Forest. I thought I've read that he was promised a part of the hunted animals and that his statue even was slapped when hunters did not hunt/catch anything.

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Post  Iwan-Durak on Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:04 am

Sorry for spam.

The following I have from the article about Pan on website [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

"but he [Pan] was also a hunter, and hunters owed their success to him, who at the same time might prevent their being successful. (Hesych. s. v. Agreus.) In Arcadia hunters used to scourge the statue, if they hunted in vain (Theocrit. vii. 107)"

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Re: Artemis As Huntress

Post  Dodeka on Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:55 am

If you want to know more about Artemis there are some good books out there.
This maybe: Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon--A Comprehensive Guide to the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Her Myths, Powers & Mysteries by Sorita D'Este (2005-09-22)

Here are 3 main aspects of this godesse,

The Moon principle says, the light of life shines only within us when light of gods shines through us. You must be aware of your feelings, dreams and wishes so they may realize. Only If you are aware of your dreams you can try to live them. It is a principle of authenticy, because you have to act and behave like you feel. You are complete but not perfect. And complete in comparison to perfect things can change over time so you may change over time, just like the moon does. the light sometimes is more or less, but the essence remains the same. If you would not change anymore, it means your soul is dead. If your emotions are negative and the same over and over again it could mean that you are in a dead-end street. It is natural to strive for good feelings. The 3 charites of greek mythology provide good orientation: cheerfulness, brightness and prosperous. Our body is a present, only if you are healthy you can feel good, the healthier, the easier we can feel deep emotions. Love yourself and take care of the picture you have of yourself. Death is necessary to make all those things possible. So the moon principle is about emotions and feelings and how they help us in life. The moon is a symbol of change.

The Hunt principle says, that our dreams, (which are described in the moon principle) can only be fulfilled through target-orientated, confident actions. The actions we do everyday lies in our responsibility so we have to take over responsiblity for our own. We may be slaves to our past but we are masters of our future! Being human means making decisions, lots of decision day for day. There are no problems, only solutions, there is always a way to our goal, though it might not seem visible. Dont let you get stressed by society or foreign expectations, commercials, all the noises and riot of modern day life, there are no such things in the forest. You have to be calm inside to chase your dreams. Rely on your intuition, it always will come just in the right moment and tell you what you have to do. Trust your instincts. Dont worry too much about wrong decisions, but worry about decision without faith and commitment. Qualities during the hung like endurance, single-mindedness, intuition and persistance also help you nowadays to achieve your goals.

The Fertility principle says, that cosmos is plentiness and shortages is caused by our mind. Who thinks in terms of shortage will also live in shortage. Our brain is a error-scan. It sees what's faulty but not all the beauty and wealth in our live. Fearful troubles will attract shortage, focus on the plentiness and plentiness wil come. If you feel mentally sick it is a sign, that something inside you needs to be pulled out and repleced by something new. Life is a game and only if you know and obey the rules, you can live it to the fullest. Artemis is a god of manifesation of riches, thats her fertility aspect (Imo this concept is very similar to principle introduced in the book "the science of getting rich" by wallace d. wattles, its free).

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