Artemis was fabled to have been born on the ancient island of Ortygia (now known as Delos). It is there that Leto found a shelter after goddess Hera, the lawful wife of Zeus, was strongly hunting her down. The myth says that Artemis when she was born, became the protector of childbirth and labor after aiding her mother to give birth to her twin brother.
She then rejected marriage and love, devoting herself to hunting and being the protector of nature. She took that vow so strongly that she asked her father to grant her with eternal chastity and virginity so that she would never give in to any potential lovers.
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