Artemis has actually commonly been referred to as the daughter of Zeus and also Leto as well as likewise as the twin sibling of Apollo. The cypress and deer were sacred to her. While sitting on his knee, she has actually asked her daddy for these three desires. The initial dream was to continue to be austere for infinity and to never be confined with marital relationship. She also desired hunting buddies such as lop-eared canines, stags to lead her chariot as well as fairies for friendship. She was when showering in a vale on Mount Cithaeron when Actaeon, a hunter prince hid in the shrubs and also spied on her. She was so angered by this that she turned him right into a stag which was killed by his very own canines. When Adonis boasted that he was a better hunter than Artemis, she sent out a swine to eliminate him. Orion, the hunting buddy of Artemis was eliminated by a scorpion sent out by Gaia, the Goddess of Planet. Artemis was venerated as a fertility/Childbirth Goddess, Siren of maiden dances and Siren of light. Later on, we find depictions of Artemis-Diana with the crown of the crescent Moon, as Luna. In Ephesus, Ionia (Turkey), a temple was developed for her worship.