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Greek Goddess. Known as the virgin archer-huntress and a deity associated with nature, animals, and fertility. She was one of the twelve Olympians, and the twin sister of Apollo.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARTEMIS (DEITY). Probably the most popular of the Hellenic deities, Artemis was worshiped wherever the Greeks settled and by the Romans as Diana after she was identified with the Italian goddess of that name. Her occasional identification with the Greek moon-goddess Selene had begun by the 5th century
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Diana. Roman name for the mythological Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Jupiter and Latona and the twin sister of Apollo. She renounced all idea of marriage, supposedly because she was appalled at the birth pains her mother had suffered in bearing her, and remained the unattainable virgin goddess.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Artemis ärʹtə-məs [GK. Artemis (Acts 19:35), Latinized as DIANA (AV)]. The Greek goddess of wild animals, wild nature, chastity, and childbirth, and the Ephesian goddess of fertility, superficially with little but the name in common.The Greek goddess Artemis, identified by the Romans as Diana, was
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DIANA* Roman name for the mythological Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Jupiter and Latona and the twin sister of Apollo. She renounced all idea of marriage, supposedly because she was appalled at the birth pains her mother had suffered in bearing her, and remained the unattainable virgin goddess.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Artemis of the Ephesians
Artemis (ahr´tuh-mis) of the Ephesians (i-fee´zhuhnz), a goddess widely worshiped in antiquity throughout the Hellenistic and Roman world. Although identified with the Greek Artemis (and the Roman Diana), the sister of Apollo, the Ephesian Artemis had little in common with those deities of classical
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
>A statue of Diana excavated at Ephesus. HFVDIANA. This is the Latin name for the virgin goddess hunting, also identified with the moon and Hecate, and patroness of childbirth. Her Gr. name was Artemis (meaning “prompt,” “safe,” or perhaps “pendant”). This twin sister of the sun-god Apollo, chaste
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARTEMIS. This was the Greek name of the goddess identified with the Latin Diana of classical mythology. The name Artemis is pre-Greek. She first appears in Greek literature as mistress and protectress of wild life. (Cf. W. K. C. Guthrie, The Greeks and their Gods, 1950, pp. 99ff.) In Greece proper she
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Artemis (Gk. Ártemis)The patron deity of Ephesus. Artemis Ephesia—a local manifestation of the Greek goddess Artemis and the Roman Diana—is a form of the native Anatolian Mother Goddess, a fertility and lunar deity known for her protection of new life, especially animals and women in childbirth. Ephesus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Artemis [ärˊtə məs] (Gk. Artemis). The Greek goddess of wild animals and the moon, and protectress of the household—the Roman goddess Diana. At Ephesus she was worshipped primarily as an ancient Near Eastern fertility deity, in whose honor the Greek colonists built a temple. This temple, considered
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARTEMIS A Greek goddess, identified with the Roman deity Diana and one of the most widely worshipped goddesses of the ancient Mediterranean world. In Greek mythology Artemis was the goddess of hunters, the forest, and fertility. She was also the patron of women in childbirth, in keeping with her origins