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Artemis

Artemis was an ancient goddess, considered ever-virgin (never married, in other words), eternally young, and ruled the wild animals of the forest. She was envisioned in the classical era as a huntress, wearing a short tunic such a man would wear, that often only covered one breast, with a quiver of arrows slung over one shoulder, carrying a bow.

The attribute of the moon indictes she was associated with the moon at times, since she did most of her hunting at night. Her dog is unnamed.

Vatican Museum, Rome

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Taken on April 22, 2015