|“||Kratos, the gods demand more of you. You've learned to use the Blades of Chaos well.||”|
|Family Member/s:|| *Zeus (father) †
|Current status:||Alive (presumably)|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Voiced by:||Claudia Black|
|Appears in:||God of War|
In Greek myth, Artemis was Apollo's twin sister and the daughter of Zeus and the Titan Leto. She was also one of the most prominent goddesses of Olympus. She is a virgin goddess who attends to the wilderness, its animals, and its hunters. Artemis has a large family, members including Ares and Athena as her half-siblings. In Rome, she was worshiped as Diana.
In God of War seriesEdit
Wager of the GodsEdit
Artemis first appeared in God of War Comics, in the period before Kratos became the Ghost of Sparta. She is seen amongst the Gods, who have challenged each other in a game. Each of the Gods chose a Champion and sent him to reach Spire of Asclepius. Artemis' Champion was Pothia. However, Pothia was slain by Kratos, thus removing any chances of Artemis winning.
God of WarEdit
In God of War, Artemis appears to Kratos shortly after he enters Pandora's Temple. She then gives him the Blade of Artemis (a powerful blade she used to slay a Titan) to aid him in his quest to defeat Ares.
God of War: BetrayalEdit
God of War: AscensionEdit
While not seen nor shown, Artemis' and her twin brother Apollo's birthplace the Island of Delos is shown in the game.
- Artemis is the only God from God of War that didn't appear in God of War III. It is unknown what happens to Artemis after the Second Titanomachy.
- For an unexplained reason, she has little horns on her head, similar to demons. These, however, may be small goat horns, this would make sense as Artemis has a great deal to do with animals.
- In Homer's Iliad, Artemis is revealed to have several other names.
- Todd Papy revealed that he planned to make Artemis a playable character in God of War: Ascension. He further stated that the character would have the body of a Centaur but with the body of a lioness. She was more likely to be appear in the multiplayer. However, he gave up the idea for reasons unknown.