"Huntress." The huntress, a surname of Artemis.1 At Agrae on the Ilissus, where she was believed to have first hunted after her arrival from Delos, Artemis Agrotera had a temple with a statue carrying a bow.2 Under this name she was also worshiped at Aegeira.3

The name Agrotera is synonymous with Agraea, but Eustathius4 derives it from the town of Agrae.

Concerning the worship of Artemis Agrotera at Athens, see Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, s.v. Ἀγροτέρας Δυσία, p. 72.



  1. Homer. Iliad xxi, 471.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 19.7.
  3. ibid. vii, 26.2.
  4. on Homer's Iliad, 361.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.