"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
Concerning the worship of Artemis Agrotera at Athens, see Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, s.v. Ἀγροτέρας Δυσία, p. 72.
- Homer. Iliad xxi, 471.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 19.7.
- ibid. vii, 26.2.
- 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.