Artemis

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Name Artemis
Actor Anna Van Hooft
Dates
Location
Occupation Greek god
Episode(s) 8.16 Remember the Titans

History

Artemis is the Greek goddess of hunting and wildlife. She is the daughter of Zeus. At one point Artemis developed an intimate relationship with the Greek Titan, Prometheus. Since Prometheus and her father were enemies, she kept the relationship a secret.

During the time period of ancient Greece, hunters had prayed to Artemis for courage when hunting down the Gorgon or the Minotaur as explained by Sam.

When Prometheus escaped from his imprisonment, Zeus gave the task of killing Prometheus to Artemis.

Characteristics

She is recognized as a young woman with long, brown hair with brown eyes.

Powers and Abilities

  • Immortality
  • Superhuman strength
  • Telekinesis
  • Teleportation – She can appear and disappear in an instant.

Weaknesses

  • It is assumed that she can be killed by her own weapons since her weapons can kill immortals.

Episodes

8.16 Remember the Titans

Since Prometheus' curse was attracting more and more people's attention, Artemis was forced with urgency to hunt him down and kill him quickly. After finding him in a hotel room at night, she approached him but discovered that he didn't remember her at all. Deciding that it was time to kill him, she attacked him but failed as Sam and Dean arrived to help Prometheus defend himself. She disappears after losing the fight but not before proclaiming to Prometheus that she was his worst nightmare.

After the Winchesters learnt of Artemis and Zeus's identities, the boys along with Prometheus, Hayley and Oliver summon Zeus into a trap marked out for him so that he couldn't escape. After the negotiation of lifting the curse of Prometheus and Oliver went bad, Zeus escapes and attacks the boys and Prometheus with the help of Hayley who couldn't stand her son dying anymore. When the boys were about to retaliate, Artemis arrives and uses her powers to subdue them.

She is then ordered by Zeus to take Sam and Dean away while Zeus himself was free to torture Prometheus. Along the way Sam starts to taunt Artemis saying what a weak goddess she has become over the years and also points out that she has feelings for Prometheus due to her body language in which she wasn't too happy with Prometheus being tortured.

After being convinced by Sam to help them stop her father they hurriedly rushed back to where they encounter Zeus gearing up for another blow. She arms herself with her bow and arrow and tells her father to stop. Zeus tries to explain his reasons for doing this to which he says that its Prometheus fault that they aren't ruling the world anymore. Artemis, not caring anymore, tells him that he isn't the father she once knew and fires the arrow at him. Zeus pulls Prometheus in front of him which causes Prometheus to be hit by the arrow. Prometheus then shoves the arrow through himself and into Zeus, killing him.

Artemis checks Prometheus's body and mourns the fact that he's truly dead. She leaves along with her father's body.

Artemis in Lore

Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. She is described in Greek mythology as the goddess of the hunt, which led to her often being depicted as a huntress, carrying a bow and arrow; in addition to being the goddess of the hunt, she was also known for being the goddess of wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and a protector of young girls. In the later period of Greek history, she would go on to assume the role of Eileithyia the goddess of childbirth.