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Artemis

Mythic, worshipped in ancient Greece, exact dates uncertain

Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo, was the virgin goddess of the hunt, wild animals, and the wilderness. Worshipped as a fertility/childbirth goddess in some places, she was also identified with the moon and sometimes with the lunar goddess Selene. One of the oldest deities in the Greek pantheon, Artemis was venerated almost everywhere in Greece, and her cult spread to Asia Minor and parts of Italy. Her main centers of worship were Delos and the city of Ephesus (located in modern-day Turkey), where the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was completed around 550 B.C.E.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography
Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

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