artemis and stag

Make Me Choose ; Apollo or Artemis

In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.

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2012 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Artemis” Cabernet Sauvignon

Feeling a little coy with this bottle of Stag’s Leap Artemis. Black currants, black cherries, blackberries, eucalyptus, leather, and a dusting of pepper on the nose. Similar on the palate with raspberries and a hint of green pepper. Tannins are present and sturdy but not aggressive. 

3/5 bones


Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, California, USA

we are women:
we scream and we bear these screams
as though they are merely arrows
embedded in our calves
as though our screams are lies,  
balms for those who are blind and bitter
as though they are not the sound of death
wrapping its hands around our mouths

we are women and we are death.
specters of the lives men have failed, an army
of huntresses hungering for a world
where we are heard; deliver us.

if men will not hear us,
if even apollon akesios will not listen,
then you: artemis hemerasia, hear us.
you: artemis peitho, hear us.
you: artemis keladenios, hear us.

you: artemis sotiera,
hear us.

my anger is your anger and your anger is just
my rage is your rage and your rage is just
my pain is your pain and your pain is fire; hear us.

you who give women their lives and guide them from birth to death;
you who soothe and kill with shafts of gold-tipped arrows;
you, potna thea, who know our pain,
deliver us.


a prayer for the unheard // by deep 

for all the women whose pain is not taken seriously, who die because we are considered little more than nothing.

“Artemis and Stag” by Lillian Cuda, 2012.

Commission for Taylor Pini.

Mediums: Watercolour pencils, ZIG coloured markers, silver gel pen and graphite on 220gsm paper.

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