Artemis, Goddess of Fertility & Childbirth

So another interesting sign/symbol. I had someone on my show yesterday who communicates with angels, and while I did not get any deep messages directly through her, she did mention that angels communicate through number sequences. When I got into my car, the time was 2:22 and I kinda laughed and rolled my eyes like, “ok angels, I hear you!”  Later in the day, I unexpectedly stopped into Spiral Circle Bookstore (sometimes when I am in need of good karma I go in there and buy something) and upon checkout Beverely exclaimed the angels had a message for me since I had 22 in my total. Hmmm. So I pull an angel card which basically said Artemis was watching over me and my family and not to worry. I just looked up Artemis and lo and behold…

The daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin of Apollo. Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility (she became a goddess of fertility and childbirth mainly in cities). She was often depicted with the crescent of the moon above her forehead and was sometimes identified with Selene (goddess of the moon). Artemis was one of the Olympians and a virgin goddess. Her main vocation was to roam mountain forests and uncultivated land with her nymphs in attendance hunting for lions, panthers, hinds and stags. Contradictory to the later, she helped in protecting and seeing to their well-being, also their safety and reproduction. She was armed with a bow and arrows which were made by Hephaestus and the Cyclopes.

In one legend, Artemis was born one day before her brother Apollo. Her mother gave birth to her on the island of Ortygia, then, almost immediately after her birth, she helped her mother to cross the straits over to Delos, where she then delivered Apollo. This was the beginning of her role as guardian of young children and patron of women in childbirth. Being a goddess of contradictions, she was the protectress of women in labor, but it was said that the arrows of Artemis brought them sudden death while giving birth. As was her brother, Apollo, Artemis was a divinity of healing, but also brought and spread diseases such as leprosy, rabies and even gout.

via Artemis.

A concidence? An angelic message direct from the heavens? A bit of tom-foolery? Oh yes, the world is a funny funny place!

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2 thoughts on “Artemis, Goddess of Fertility & Childbirth

    1. Beverly has a stack of cards with a different angel or god/goddess figure on it and she has you pull from a stack. If you’ve never been into Spiral Circle, you are missing out!

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