twin) is jealous of the fact that the two of them are in love and tricks her into murdering Orion, robbing her of her agency. Not just in a she loves and appreciates women in the bonds of sisterhood way, but in the desires romantically and seeks out life partners to start an earth friendly granola business way. Artemis, regardless of whether or not she feels or acts on sexual desire, is so very clearly a lover of women. Incidentally, while trying to find a suitable link for you all I realised that Im going to need literally everyone to stop referring to Zeus rape victims as his lovers; just because the Ancient Greeks institutionalised victim blaming doesnt mean we have. Many of the women at Artemis have tested positive for HIV/aids. In the case of Orion, the usual version of the myth frames the two of them as friends and rivals, engaged in a dangerous contest that might wipe out every animal on earth. Though the Minoans (the ancient Cretans) may have been matriarchal, the rest of Greece almost certainly wasnt. Jump to, press alt / to open this menu. quickly he took on the face and dress of Diana, and said Oh, girl who follows me, where in my domains have you been hunting? Just because they couldnt have sex with men, though, doesnt mean women were off limits to the various virgin goddesses. Artemis is clearly at least attracted to women, and as it doesnt violate her oath of virginity theres no reason to assume she wasnt acting on that attraction or at least understood to be by many of her followers over time. Probably the Athenian and Roman Artemis, at least according to the dominant culture, was a nice heterosexual girl trapped in a perpetual chaste girlhood because of her refusal to grow up and sublimate herself to a mans desires. If you do go to Artemis, take some weapons with you. (Ill give you all a moment to collect yourselves. (I also discovered that there is a support service for college rape survivors named after her which is sort of nice. So, basically the 1970s lesbian commune straight out of the Christian Rights masturbatory nightmares.