Artemis; my voice is moonlight and my tread trails stars. A girl, yet a queen crowned with thorns. I skim the constellations; wolf, bowman, girl - we are one in the same. I have shot the stars in their places, I have given them their name.
George Owen Wynne Apperley,Artemis,1939,detail.
Greek Goddesses :Nyx
Nyx is the ancient goddess of Night and Mystery. She is a shadowy figure in Greek Mythology. Beautiful and powerful, she is born from the giant cosmic Chaos and married to Erebus.
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They caw their lamentations in the eerie trees.
Inferno, XIII — Dante
i was born into the silver of the moon
and the curve of a bow
i’ve wrapped gods around my fingers
and taught girls to save themselves
from men whose touch they never asked for
i’ve made deer from mortals
and watched their own pets rip them to shreds
i’ve become a myth for men to laugh at but
let’s see how they laugh
without their throats
ask me where i keep my arrows
i’ll show you your own chest
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The sister-wife of Zeus and the Olympian queen of the gods, Hera was a daughter of Kronos and Rhea. After the Titanomachia, and her wedding to Zeus, she was treated by the other gods with the same amount of respect as he was, even though her husband still treated her as an inferior. The couple had two sons and one daughter together: Ares, Hephaistos, and Hebe. Since Hera was the goddess of marriage and women, Zeus’s constant sleeping around caused her to become perpetually jealous and quarrelsome.
Demeter was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and sister of Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. By her brother Zeus, Demeter became the mother of Persephone. Demeter was the goddess of the earth, and more especially of the earth as producing fruit, and consequently of agriculture, whence human food or bread is called by Homer the gift of Demeter.
Daphne was a beautiful Nymph who loved to hunt. She was created by the Titaness Gaea (the Mother Earth in Ancient Greece) and the god of the Rivers, Peneus.
Daphne was the first love of Greek god Apollo. When Apollo saw Daphne for the first time, he got struck by the arrows of Eros and madly fell in love with her. However, Daphne was rather indifferent to Apollo and tried to flee. But Apollo didn’t want to give up. So he set up in pursuit of Daphne, until finally he caught her and folded her in his arms.
Full of despair, Daphne prayed to her mother Gaea for aid to make her disappear. Gaea followed her wish and, all at once, Daphne disappeared off the face of the earth.
On the spot Daphne was seen for the last time, a fragrant plant, the sacred laurel tree, grew in Daphne’s honor. From then on, the laurel tree became the symbol of Apollo and he was often depicted with laurel leaves on his golden hair.