Featured GODDESS: Artemis

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Artemis

Protector of Women

“I am here for you. I believe in you.”

 

Call upon me when you need to be reminded of your own inner strength.

 

 

 

Traits Artemis Embodies:

  • Protection
  • Inner strength
  • Determination
  • Self-trust
  • Independence

 

How to call on Artemis:

Daughter of Leto and Zeus, King of the Gods, Artemis’ parents wanted her to be a girlie girl and marry one of her handsome suitors, but she was having none of that. Instead, Artemis asked her father to grant her three wishes. Imagine his surprise when she asked to: 1) always remain a virgin, 2) be a Light Bringer for women everywhere, and 3) to have a bow and arrow and a knee-length tunic so that she could hunt! When you are experiencing self-doubt or feel like everyone is questioning your decisions, call on Artemis to remind you of who you really are: a Goddess here to Shine Your Light on the World.

 

Prayer to Artemis:

 Artemis, Protector of Women,

Goddess of the Hunt,

Help me peel away the layers of self-doubt and mistrust

Help me know my own strength

Grant me courage to stand alone

To stay true to myself

In this I pray,

Thank you Artemis.

 

 Tribute to Artemis:

 In ancient times people prayed to Artemis before they went out to hunt, not because of her success as a huntress, but because she respected and loved her animals – seeing them as companions rather than a food source – and they followed her everywhere. To honor Artemis, donate money to your local animal shelter, go out and feed the ducks at a local park, or adopt a stray animal.

 

 

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