Like her mother and brother, who was widely worshiped at Troy, Artemis took the side of the Trojans. Khione was a princess of Pokis. "What of the doom of Cadmus' grandson, when the antlers of the long-lived stag covered his brow with their strange branches, and his own hounds pursued the master? In Acts of the Apostles, Ephesian metalsmiths who felt threatened by Saint Paul's preaching of Christianity, jealously rioted in her defense, shouting "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. He is being punished even in death, for vultures feast on his heart in Hades' realm. For Oineus dishonoured her altar and no pleasant struggles came upon his city. In yet another version, Apollo sends the scorpion. Then Nephele and Hyale and Rhanis and Phiale and Psecas brought the water in brimming jars and poured it over her. After she was born she helped Leto give birth to Apollo her twin brother. In honor of Artemis' skill, they sacrificed it to her. "Amphion took in marriage Niobe . And, speaking generally, we may well believe that, when he had been changed into the form of one of the animals which he was wont to hunt, he was slain by the gods which were accustomed to prey upon the other wild beasts. 46 (trans. to C1st A.D.) : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 48. . Her cult in Aetolia, the Artemis Aetolian, showed her with a hunting spear. This cult was a survival of very old totemic and shamanistic rituals and formed part of a larger bear cult found further afield in other Indo-European cultures (e.g., Gaulish Artio). "Tityos saw Leto when she came to Pytho and in a fit of passion tried to embrace her. "The river [Bouphagos near Megalopolis] got its name, they say, from a hero called Bouphagos, the son of Iapetos [perhaps the Titan] and Thornax. . Meleager was a hero of Aetolia. She told Athena and Hera that they were not the true virgin goddess. The arrows of Artemis could also to bring sudden death and disease to girls and women. It was most likely in most case that Zeus was the one who put him in the sky and only the ones where Artemis was in love with him would Artemis have put her in the sky. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. Nay, his own dogs shall then devour their former lord. Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) : In the Iliad, she came to blows with Hera, when the divine allies of the Greeks and Trojans engaged each other in conflict. In some versions, Orion tries to seduce Opis, one of her followers, and she killed him. LOCALE : Tegea, Arkadia (Southern Greece), Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. Every year a girl between five and ten years of age was sent to Artemis' temple at Brauron. She said, too, that she surpassed Latona in muber of children. 21. Miller) (Roman tragedy C1st A.D.) : So it was when Eos (Dawn) of the rosy fingers chose out Orion; you gods who live in such ease yourselves were jealous of her until chaste (hagne) Artemis of the golden throne (khrysothronos) visited him with her gentle shafts and slew him in Ortygia.’", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. Reading his sinful thoughts, Artemis strikes him at Mount Pholoe. They still had broken hearts. Sources other than the text inform us that Aeschylus gave Niobe fourteen children, a number adopted by Euripides and Aristophanes. O happy me! Either way unlike popular belief there was plenty of evidence that they had nothing other than a mere friendship (despite Orion wanting more but he may or may not have acted on it and tried to rape her). It was probably the best-known center of her worship except for Delos. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Callimachus, Hymn 3 to Artemis 262 ff (trans. When Artemis and Apollo heard this impiety, Apollo killed her sons as they practiced athletics, and Artemis shot her daughters, who died instantly without a sound.