Artemis was born in the island of Delos before Apollo, her twin brother. Renamed Diana by the Romans, she formed a trio with other deities: Egeria, water nymph; Virbio, god of the woods. The shepherd Actaeon died when he saw her bathing naked with other nymphs. Artemis turned him into a deer and caused his second death while enabling his dogs to devour his body.
Artémis nasceu na ilha de Delos antes de Apolo, seu irmão gémeo. Diana para Romanos, formava trio com outras divindades: Egéria, ninfa aquática; Virbio, deus dos bosques. O pastor Actéon morreu quando a viu banhar-se nua com outras ninfas. Transformou-o em veado e facilitou a sua segunda morte ao permitir que os seus cães de caça o devorassem.
Francesco Albani (1578-1680)-'Artemis and Actaeon'-oil on wood transferred to canvas-(1625-1630) Dresden-Gemäldegalerie
Joseph Heintz the Elder (1564-1609)-'Artemis and Actaeon'-oil on canvas-ca 1590 Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum Gemäldegalerie
François Clouet (ca 1510-1572)-'Artemis in her bath'-oil on panel-ca 1550 Rouen-Musée des Beaux-Arts
Pietro Liberi (1605-1687)-'Artemis and Actaeon'-oil on canvas-1660 Berlin-Gemäldegalerie
Tiziano Vecellio (ca 1490-1576)-'Artemis and Actaeon´-oil on canvas-(1556-1559) Edinburgh-National Gallery of Scotland