"The Taurian goddess," commonly called Artemis. Her image was believed to have been carried from Tauris by Orestes and Iphigeneia, and to have been conveyed to Brauron, Sparta, or Aricia. The worship of this Taurian goddess, who was identified with Artemis and Iphigeneia, was carried on with orgiastic rites and human sacrifices, and seems to have been very ancient in Greece.
- Herodotus. Histories iv, 103.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 16.6.
- 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.