In one, a hunter named Acteon comes across Artemis and her nymphs bathing in the river and stops to admire her. Artemis noticed her spectator and became angered over being seen "in the role of AphroditeaE, or naked (Dawson, 2001). She punished him, instantly turning him into a stag to be torn to pieces by his own dogs.
Queen Niobe II felt the wrath of Artemis as well as Apollo after insulting their mother, Leto. Niobe shamelessly bragged of her twelve children in comparison to Leto's two children during a time when the number of your children is directly related to superiority. In an attempt to avenge their mother, the twins set off for Thebes. When they arrived, Apollo killed Niobe's six sons and Artemis killed her six daughters.
In another tale, Agamemnon, after killing a deer in the woods, said, "Artemis herself could not do it betteraE. This insolent remark enraged Artemis who then stopped the winds from blowing, preventing Agamemnon and his men from sailing to Troy to fight in the war. One of the men, a seer, told Agamemnon that the only way to receive forgiveness from Artemis was to sacrifice his own daughter, Iphigenia. Agamemnon agree