Artemis was a Greek Goddess who was the twin sister of Apollo. She was
the goddess of the hunt and the traditional protector of young women.
The first temple erected to Artemis was established at Ephesus. The Ephesus
Artemis statue was supposedly placed by the Queen of the Amazons. It depicts
Artemis as a woman of one-hundred breasts. The Amazons were a tribe of
women from the region of what is now Eastern Turkey. These women were
identified by having only one left breast. The right breast had been cauterized
away to allow them to draw the bow and shoot the arrow as strongly as
man. Legend has it that these women were so powerful and feared in battle
that many male warriors fled before them. The association of this goddess
with protection of young women and with the empowered one-breasted women
of legend has led us to choose the Ephesus Artemis as the symbol for our
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