Artemis II

Artemis symbolizes fertility. The 2 old Artemis statues here in Ephesus have many breasts like bunches of grapes.

These are very different Artemisses from the hunting Nature goddess with a bow, like her one day younger brother Apollo. The bow and arrow stand for the rays of the moon (Artemis) and the sun (Apollo).

The abundance of breasts/grapes and the many animals (cows/bulls/lions/birds/bees) on the statues make them the abundance, the profusity of (our) Nature.

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