Artemis: The Ancient Greek Goddess of Hunt

Published on Feb 18, 2017

Artemis was the ancient Greek goddess of hunt, wilderness, wild animals, and fertility.

Part one of the video describes the goddess in the Greek mythology.
Part two of the video is a short prayer to Artemis….

Prayer to Artemis Before the Hunt:

Slim-ankled Artemis, free-footed, wild-haired girl,
with steps swift and silent you run through the wood,
your bow at the ready, your shafts sharp and deadly.
Far-shooting Artemis, keen of eye and strong of arm,
your aim ever true, you take your prey, goddess,
with a single strike. Artemis, I pray to you
as I begin my hunt–may my eyes be clear,
may my hand be steady, may the shots I fire
reach my target and no other, may any kill be quick.
I am grateful, goddess, for the meat on my table.
I am grateful, goddess, for the time I spend
in the cold, in the wood, hearing the silence;
I am grateful, goddess, for the time I spend
in your world. Grant that I take on this work
with honest intent, grant that I feel the weight
of what I do, grant that I honor the lives
that feed me. Mistress of the hunt, I pray to you.

Source’s:
https://greekpagan.com/2011/11/14/pra…
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/ar…

 



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