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Artemis, Goddess Of The Hunt Illustration

Artemis as the sister of Apollo, is a sort of female Apollo. An illustration that the figure of Atalanta had lasting appeal is a mosaic pavement from a Roman villa at Halicarnassus. Dating to the 4th century CE, Atalanta is shown riding a horse during a lion hunt. In fairy-tales, girls are usually warned not to enter the forest alone, not to stray from the path and to be wary of wild animals. As an alternative, it seems more most likely that this ritual is about appeasing Artemis, not so significantly the girls and their maturation. As Artemis happens to...