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Who was Artemis?

When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”…But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Acts 19:28, 34
            Artemis was a goddess in Greek mythology, worshiped in the areas of hunting, wild animals, the moon.  She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, the twin sister of Apollo.  Artemis, they believed, protected young girls, midwives and pregnant women.  She became a goddess of fertility.
            In Ephesus, they called her Diana, the Roman goddess equivalent.  Her temple, at that time, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a magnificent structure with ruins still visible today.  The Artemis idol business was very prolific in Ephesus as seen in the splendor of the temple made for her.