Artemis Olympian Pendant
The Pagan goddess Artemis depicted on a coin-style medallion. One of the most widely revered deities of the ancient world, Artemis is the patroness of the wilderness, virginity, childbirth, and the moon. The front of the pendant shows the head of Artemis. The reverse side has a multi-breasted figure of the goddess surrounded by her hounds.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbols of Artemis: Bow and Arrow, the Moon
Attributes of Artemis: Nature, Purity, the Hunt
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
About the Olympian Pendants
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Artemis is most often depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrow and known as Diana to the Romans. She was the Greek goddess of the hunt, wild animals and wilderness, childbirth, virginity, the protector of young girls, and the bringer and reliever of disease among women. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. Artemis believed that the Fates had chosen her to be a midwife as she assisted in the birth of her twin brother. All of her companions remained virgins, and Artemis closely guarded her own chastity despite having several suitors including her hunting companion Orion.
Several animals were associated with Artemis including the stag, hunting dogs, the bear and the boar. At Ephesus in Ionia (modern day Turkey) her temple depicts her as a fertility goddess with multiple rounded breasts. As sister of Apollo, the sun god, she is also linked to Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon.