Of the 121 columns of her temple, only one composite, made up of fragments, still stands as a marker of the temple's location. But Niobe paid for it by passing into a changeling form, that daughter of Tantalos whose children were her sorrow, and she still weeps with stony eyes.’", LOCALE : Panopeia, Phokis (Central Greece), Pindar, Pythian Ode 4 ep4 (trans. Artemis assumed the form of a deer and rushed between them, tricking them into casting their spears, missing, and felling each other instead. When she bore twin sons, she ate one of them while the other one, Iakhos, was saved by Artemis. 46 (trans. Apollo and Artemis used poisoned arrows to kill them, though according to some versions two of the Niobids were spared, one boy and one girl. This myth is said to be the explanation of why rocks "cry". With that one threat antlers she raised upon his dripping head, lengthened his neck, pointed his ears, transformed his hands to hooves, arms to long legs, and draped his body with a dappled hide; and last set terror in his heart. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Callimachus, Hymn 3 to Artemis 109 ff (trans. . Disaster made her bold. Driven mad by anger in trying to kill it with javelins, they killed each other. LOCALE : Tegea, Arkadia (Southern Greece), Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 1 (trans. "Python knew that Latona [Leto] was pregnant by Jove [Zeus], he followed her to kill her [through the prompting of Hera]. Artemis, who is with her companions at Letrenoi, goes to Alpheus, but, suspicious of his motives, she covers her face with mud so that the river god does not recognize her. Likewise there who devoured him - females: Melanchaetes, Agre, theridamas, Oreistrophos. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Callimachus, Hymn 3 to Artemis 262 ff (trans. For MORE information on this giant see ORION. 5. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) Because of this Apollo slew her sons with arrows as they were hunting in the woods on Mount Sipylus, and Diana shot and killed the daughters in the palace, all except Chloris. For the son of Atreus [Agamemnon] vaunted him not that he suffered small requital. The third labor of Heracles, commanded by Eurystheus, consisted in catching the Kerynitis Hind alive. 81. Orion was the self-proclaimed best hunter in another version and Hera sent Scorpio to kill him, in this version Zeus put him in the stars as a constellation as an apology to Orion for what his wife did. Would that he watched, not felt, the hounds' (his hounds') fierce savagery! Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : But the island of Delos (or Ortygia in the Homeric Hymn to Artemis) disobeyed Hera, and Leto gave birth there. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 4. Artemis got her bow and arrow for the first time from The Kyklopes, as the one she asked from her father. and as many daughters . Yes, glut your savage heart! The sacrifice of a bear for Artemis started with the Brauron cult. In some versions, he is killed by Artemis, while in others he is killed by a scorpion sent by Gaia. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : Callimachus tells how Artemis spent her girlhood seeking out the things that she would need to be a huntress, how she obtained her bow and arrows from the isle of Lipara, where Hephaestus and the Cyclops worked. ", Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) . "[Nemesis addresses Artemis :] ‘What impious son of Earth persecutes you? Okeanus' daughters were filled with fear, but the young Artemis bravely approached and asked for bow and arrows. . After all, Athena had children, and Hera was the goddess of marriage. Artemis killed all the females in the house with her arrows, an Apollon all the males as they were hunting together on Mount Kithairon. The pack, hot in pursuit, sped on over fells and crags, by walls of rock, on daunting trails or none he fled where often he'd followed in pursuit, fled his own folk, for shame! For this hubris, he is turned into a stag and devoured by his own hounds. Hera struck Artemis on the ears with her own quiver, causing the arrows to fall out. Artemis with hands raised drawing her bow (missing). "Apollon and Artemis, they say, throughout every land visited with punishment all the men of that time who, when Leto was with child and in the course of her wanderings, took no heed of her when she came to their land. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) 53. The wretch that touched your dress still lies in his mother's flanks, a lifeless corpse; if any man has clutched your garments with lustful hands, grow another scorpion to avenge your girdle.’", For this VERSION of the story see Artemis Favour: Orion, For this VERSION of the story see Artemis Favour: Orion