Artemis is the Olympian goddess of the hunt, the moon, and chastity; in time, she also became associated with childbirth and nature. In Rome, she is called Diana.
Artemis calls on her followers to protect wilderness areas, preventing their destruction or wasteful use. Though Artemis herself is a wild hunter, she exhorts her followers to hunt only what they need for food, never to hunt simply for sport. Artemis is a friend of nymphs and dryads, and somewhat less fond of centaurs and satyrs (her sympathies clearly lie with women of all species).
Artemis's clerics are all women, and they must remain chaste and unmarried. They tend to retire from civilization to the woodlands. Like their deity, they spend much time with animals and sylvan fey. They typically dress in deerskin or moss green tunics.
The wilderness and all its creatures are sacred. Protect wilderness areas from destruction and wasteful use. Only hunt for food, never for sport.
Artemis typically appears as a young woman in rustic clothing, usually a short tunic that extends to her knees. She may be wearing a belt with either a sword or dagger. She almost always has a bow and quiver on her back.
Artemis was born as a daughter of Zeus, the Ruler of the Greek gods and the Titaness Leto on Mount Cynthus at the island of Delos in Greece. Artemis had a twin brother, Apollo. Apollo was the god of the Sun, whereas Artemis' cult was connected to the Moon. Artemis was born before Apollo and helped her mother give birth to her little brother. Goddess Artemis never married.