Artemis, the Greek Goddess referred to in the last post, releaser of ravaging wild boars and protector of the virginity of nymphs, was the sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus. She is known as the virgin Huntress and goddess of wildlife and patroness of hunters. She is alternately designated as Goddess of the Moon and protector of all wild creatures.
Artemis is often depicted with a bow and quiver. She would loose an arrow without notice in the direction of anyone who threatened her chastity or that of her nymph entourage.
I have known a bird dog and a waterfowl dog named Artemis...so monikered by Classics loving masters who wanted something other than the tired and cliche hunting dog names like " gunner" or "hunter."
When a hunter takes to the field or forest or marsh in search of game...and there is a full moon coinciding....said hunter should make an offering to Artemis. Around my Club this would amount to some whiskey thrown in the fire to waft toward Mount Olympus and appease this fickle Sportswoman.
This Wednesday is the Opening Day of Dove Season and many of my buddies in the field will be cursing or praising Artemis when they miss a crossing shot or make a good one. See you in the Field.