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{{Quote|''[[Kratos]], the gods demand more of you. You've learned to use the [[Blades of Chaos]] well.''|Artemis}}
 
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'''Artemis''' is the Olympian Goddess of the Hunt. She is the daughter of [[Zeus]] and twin sister of [[Apollo]].{{Infobox gods
 
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*[[Aphrodite]] (half-sister)
 
*[[Aphrodite]] (half-sister)
 
*[[Hephaestus]] (half-brother) †
 
*[[Hephaestus]] (half-brother) †
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|voice actor = [[wikipedia:Claudia Black|Claudia Black]]
 
|voice actor = [[wikipedia:Claudia Black|Claudia Black]]
 
|appears in = ''[[God of War]]''
 
|appears in = ''[[God of War]]''
 
|birthplace = [[Delos]]}}
 
|birthplace = [[Delos]]}}
 
==Greek Mythology==
 
==Greek Mythology==
In [[Greek]] myth, '''Artemis''' was [[Apollo]]'s twin sister and the daughter of [[Zeus]] and the [[Titans|Titan]] Leto. She was also one of the most prominent [[Gods|goddesses]] of [[Olympus]]. She is a virgin goddess who attends to the wilderness, its animals, and its hunters. Artemis has a large family, members including [[Ares]] and [[Athena]] as her half-siblings. In Rome, she was worshiped as '''Diana'''.
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Artemis was a popular and widely-worshiped deity across the Hellenic world. Besides hunting, she ruled over forests and wild beasts, archery and disease. She was also a protector of young and unmarried women.
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When the Titan Leto found safe haven on [[Delos]] to give birth, Artemis was born first. The young goddess immediately assisted her mother with the birth of her twin Apollo, and from then on she assumed the role of Goddess of Childbirth.
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Artemis was a virgin goddess and demanded chastity of her mortal companions, so she had no offspring or lovers. The great hunter [[Orion]] did woo her, but a jealous Apollo sent [[Skorpius]] to kill him.
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When the Giants rose up to overthrow the gods, Artemis fought to defend Olympus, personally cutting down the Giant Gration.
   
 
==In ''God of War'' series==
 
==In ''God of War'' series==
===Wager of the Gods===
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===God of War (comics)===
Artemis first appeared in the [[God of War (comics)|''God of War'' comics]], in the period before Kratos became the Ghost of Sparta. She is seen amongst the Gods, who have challenged each other in a game. Each of the Gods chose a Champion and sent him to reach the [[Spire of Asclepius]]. Artemis' Champion was [[Pothia]]. However, Pothia was slain by Kratos, thus removing any chances of Artemis winning.
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Artemis takes part in [[the Wager of the Gods]], choosing [[Pothia]], Queen of the [[Kerosians]], as her champion. Appropriately, she curses the tribe with stillborn children to force them to search for the [[Ambrosia]], but Pothia's death at the hands of Kratos disqualifies Artemis from winning.
   
 
===God of War===
 
===God of War===
In ''[[God of War]]'', Artemis appears to Kratos shortly after he enters [[Pandora's Temple]]. She then gives him the [[Blade of Artemis]] (a powerful blade she used to slay a Titan) to aid him in his quest to defeat Ares.
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Artemis appears to Kratos shortly after he enters [[Pandora's Temple]], presenting [[Blade of Artemis|her personal blade]] as a gift and referencing her using it to defend Olympus.
   
 
===God of War: Betrayal===
 
===God of War: Betrayal===
While Artemis herself is never seen nor mentioned in ''[[God of War: Betrayal]]'', her [[Blade of Artemis|sword]] is still in the possession of Kratos, who uses it against his earthly enemies during his godhood.
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The goddess herself never appears, but her blade is still wielded by Kratos.
 
===God of War: Ascension===
 
While not seen nor shown, Artemis' and her twin brother Apollo's birthplace, the Island of Delos, is shown in the game.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Artemis is the only God from [[God of War]] that didn't appear in ''[[God of War III]]''. It is unknown what happens to Artemis after the [[Second Titanomachy]]. It is likely that she, like many of the other Gods, have become estranged from Olympus due to "petty grievances" and were possibly killed during the war or by the Gods of Olympus for not joining them. As Apollo is her twin brother, it is likely he sided with his sister, which would explain his absence too.
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*Artemis is the only god from [[God of War]] that didn't appear in ''[[God of War III]]''.
*For an unexplained reason, she has little horns on her head, similar to demons or goats. These, however, may be small goat horns, this would make sense as Artemis has a great deal to do with animals and hunting, or perhaps, they act as some kind of helmet.
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*Though Artemis says she killed a Titan with her Blade, in the mythology the Giants were a separate race born from [[Gaia]] to avenge the Titans' loss in the [[Great War|Great War.]]
*In Homer's ''Iliad'', Artemis is revealed to have several other names.
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*Todd Papy revealed that he planned to make Artemis a playable character in ''[[God of War: Ascension]]''. He further stated that the character would have the body of a Sphinx (The head and torso of a human and lower body of a lioness). She was more likely to be appear in the multiplayer. However, the idea was scrapped for reasons unknown and only concept art was made.
*It is clearly unknown if she is infected by the Evils from Pandora's Box, though it could have been that she is one of the lesser goddesses that weren't affected but like Poseidon she might have been resistant to the evils though still corrupted and possibly killed during the war.
 
*Todd Papy revealed that he planned to make Artemis a playable character in ''[[God of War: Ascension]]''. He further stated that the character would have the body of a Sphinx (The head and torso of a human and lower body of a lioness). She was more likely to be appear in the multiplayer. However, he gave up the idea for reasons unknown. Only concept art exists of this idea.
 
   
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==

Revision as of 04:44, April 14, 2017

Kratos, the gods demand more of you. You've learned to use the Blades of Chaos well.

–Artemis

Artemis is the Olympian Goddess of the Hunt. She is the daughter of Zeus and twin sister of Apollo.

Greek Mythology

Artemis was a popular and widely-worshiped deity across the Hellenic world. Besides hunting, she ruled over forests and wild beasts, archery and disease. She was also a protector of young and unmarried women.

When the Titan Leto found safe haven on Delos to give birth, Artemis was born first. The young goddess immediately assisted her mother with the birth of her twin Apollo, and from then on she assumed the role of Goddess of Childbirth.

Artemis was a virgin goddess and demanded chastity of her mortal companions, so she had no offspring or lovers. The great hunter Orion did woo her, but a jealous Apollo sent Skorpius to kill him.

When the Giants rose up to overthrow the gods, Artemis fought to defend Olympus, personally cutting down the Giant Gration.

In God of War series

God of War (comics)

Artemis takes part in the Wager of the Gods, choosing Pothia, Queen of the Kerosians, as her champion. Appropriately, she curses the tribe with stillborn children to force them to search for the Ambrosia, but Pothia's death at the hands of Kratos disqualifies Artemis from winning.

God of War

Artemis appears to Kratos shortly after he enters Pandora's Temple, presenting her personal blade as a gift and referencing her using it to defend Olympus.

God of War: Betrayal

The goddess herself never appears, but her blade is still wielded by Kratos.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Artemis is the only god from God of War that didn't appear in God of War III.
  • Though Artemis says she killed a Titan with her Blade, in the mythology the Giants were a separate race born from Gaia to avenge the Titans' loss in the Great War.
  • Todd Papy revealed that he planned to make Artemis a playable character in God of War: Ascension. He further stated that the character would have the body of a Sphinx (The head and torso of a human and lower body of a lioness). She was more likely to be appear in the multiplayer. However, the idea was scrapped for reasons unknown and only concept art was made.

Related Pages

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