Artemis in Motherhood
|Portrayed By|| Rhonda McHardy|
|Series|| Hercules: The Legendary Journeys|
Xena: Warrior Princess
|First Appearance|| "The Apple" (HTLJ)|
"Inn Trouble" (YH)
|Last Appearance|| "The Apple" (HTLJ)|
"Inn Trouble" (YH)
|Status||Alive (HTLJ)/Dead (XWP)|
|Race||Olympians, Greek God|
|Also Known As||Goddess of the Hunt, Goddess of the Moon, Goddess of the Amazons|
|Cause of Death||shot with two of her arrows|
|Affiliations||Mount Olympus, Kora|
|Mother||Hera or Leto (Myth)|
|Brother(s)||Ares, Apollo, Hephaestus, Hercules and others|
|Sister(s)||Athena, Aphrodite, Discord, Persephone, others.|
Artemis, Goddess of the Moon, The Hunt, the Harvest, Forests, Animals, Virginity and Childbirth and Patron Goddess of the Amazons is a Greek goddess and daughter of Zeus. (YH: "Inn Trouble") She was the patron goddess of Syros. (HTLJ: "The Apple"). She is also considered "one of the Greatest of all Olympians."
Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was the older twin sister of Apollo, and also the younger half sister of such olympians as Athena and the Fates and older sister to her twin Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares, Discord and Hephaestus.
She considered herself a "jock," and often fought with her sisters Athena and Aphrodite, to which she was the middle child. She offered Iolaus the opportunity to become the greatest hero in the world if he voted for her in a beauty contest against Athena and Aphrodite. Iolaus chose Aphrodite instead. At one point in time, she was at able to do over 10,000 push-ups a day, but then she became out of shape and could only do 10,000. (HTLJ: "The Apple")
Amazon legend purports that the Amazon Nation was founded by Artemis. Dead Amazons would be burned in a funeral pyre and immediately be sent to Artemis.
- Amazon High and Lifeblood show the true origin of the Amazons and Artemis is not present. She may have gotten involved later or acted behind-the-scenes, the latter of which is more likely.
Ares foresaw the breakup of the Amazon Nation into separate tribes, and warned Artemis of this, but she did not prevent it for unknown reasons. After separate tribes were created, Artemis gave the Shimax tribe a remnant of the Kronos stone in order to prevent certain deities from taking over the tribes. (HTLJ: "Love, Amazon Style")
According to an ancient story, King Liberius affronted the goddess by hunting in her sacred forest. She turned the king into a deer for a brief period, before realizing he had learned from his mistake and transforming him back.
One of her devotees was Kora, who prepared her harvest offerings for Delos. When Strife and Discord stole Artemis's harvest offering, Kora was put in charge of investigating the theft. This was one of the first times that Hercules realized that the Deities can be unfair. He was framed for the theft by Strife and Discord, but Hercules was able to convince her that he did not steal the food and proved that it was Strife and Discord. She severely punished the two deities for their theft. She displayed a sense of fairness somewhat unlike her siblings and rewarded Kora, Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason with a "money-melon" full of dinars for their trouble. (YH: "Inn Trouble")
When Iolaus was chosen to judge a beauty contest between Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite, Artemis offered Iolaus the ability to be a greater warrior than even Hercules, or the greatest wrestler or runner. In the end, Artemis lost out to Aphrodite. (HTLJ: "The Apple")
When Hera released several Titans, Artemis turned Gabrielle into a giant bird in order to enlist the help of Xena in combatting these Titans. She joined Zeus, Iolaus, Xena, Gabrielle, Aphrodite and Ares in fighting the Titans, but was transformed into a rabbit by Hera. This was later reversed. (The Battle for Mt. Olympus)
After her bow was stolen from the Temple of Artemis by Autolycus, she sent Hermes to contact Hercules about retrieving it. Autolycus sold it to Discord. Hercules later returned the bow to Artemis. (HTLJ: "Porkules")
As an Olympian Deity Artemis possesses Immortality and a broad range of magical ability. As the Goddess of the hunt, Artemis possesses special arrows that can turn any mortal or normal deity into an animal. She is also an expert archer, and never misses a shot. She is also depicted to have the ability to transform people into animals with great ease, though other deities may possess the same ability, none ever demonstrated it.
not much is known about Artemis's powers but as a powerful Olympian Artemis possess range of Magical abilities that all the Olympian Gods have like.
Immortality: Artemis has the ability to live infinite life span as well as immunity to all sorts of diseases.
Invincibility: Artemis is invincible to all sorts of weapons (swords,axes,crossbows) as well as all magical powers from the Gods although these powers can hurt her but not kill her.
Atmokinesis: All Olympians has the power to control and manipulate the weather bring out storms , tornadoes ,rains and Lightning.
Healing: Artemis has the ability to heal wounds but she can't heal mortal wounds , Artimes as well as the rest of the Gods has to blessed by Zeus himself or Athena's blessings to do so.
Teleportation: Artemis has the ability to teleport to any place whatever she sees fit either on earth or Olympus.
Superhuman Strength: Artemis super strength can send people flying as well as gods .
Telekinesis: Artemis has the ability to move objects & mortals with her mind.
Conjuration: Artemis has the power to conjure anything or any being she wants.
Portal creation: Artemis has the power to create portals to other Dimensions as well as controlling the worlds she creates.
Energy Blasts: Artemis has the power to shoot powerful Energy blast capable of killing mortals and hurting Gods.
Shadow projection: Artemis has the power to appear as blue light glowing Shadow she is the only Olympian to ever Displayed that power.
Pyrokinesis: Artemis has the power to control and manipulate fire whether by throwing Fire or Fireballs
lightning: All Gods has the ability to shoot lightning capable of killing mortal to hurting other Gods
Time Manipulation: All Gods has the power to manipulate time but they need Zeus's consent first.
Invisibility: All Gods have the power to make themselves invisible to all mortals they can't be seen or heard by them.
Shapeshifting: Artemis has the ability to shapeshift into ho ever she wants but most commonly she likes to use this ability on Mortals by turning them into animals.
Bestow skills on Mortal: Artemis told Iolaus the she will make him the Greatest warrior ever known if he chooses her to be the most beautiful Goddess on Olympus.
- HTLJ: "The Apple"
- Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mt. Olympus
- YH: "Inn Trouble"
- XWP: "Motherhood"