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n. Greek Mythology
The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and twin sister of Apollo.



(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon: the twin sister of Apollo. Roman counterpart: Diana Also called: Cynthia


(ˈɑr tə mɪs)

an ancient Greek goddess, characterized as a virgin huntress and associated with the moon: identified by the Romans with Diana.
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Noun1.Artemis - (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the MoonArtemis - (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
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