With a lifelong connection to Artemis this is a fairly thorough article.

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Excerpt from Invoking Animal Magic: A guide for the Pagan priestess

Some say the famous shrine of Artemis at Ephesus was once dedicated to Cybele. Statues of Artemis originating there do have symbols associated with the Mother of the Mountain. These symbols include flowers, sheaves of grain, the cylindrical crown, and clusters of fruit, in addition to the melange of animals such as lions, goats, bulls and bees. Worship of a goddess at Ephesus predates the first Greek settlement, so Artemis was not the first goddess worshiped at this place—nor would she be the last. Her temple site would be rededicated to Diana and then to the Virgin Mary before its eventual destruction by Christian hands.

Artemis of Ephesus. First century Roman copy. Photo Pedro Lassouras/Wikimedia Commons. Artemis of Ephesus. First century Roman copy. Photo Pedro Lassouras/Wikimedia Commons.

Statues of Artemis of Ephesus from the Greco-Roman era depict a serene goddess with rows of animals and plants covering most of her…

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