In Ovid's 'Metamirphoses' who is Actaeon?

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  • 6 months ago

    The son of Aristaeus

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  • 6 months ago

    He is said to have come upon the goddess Artemis and her attendants who were bathing in a forest pool. Instead of covering his eyes and hurrying away, as ALL young men ALWAYS do, he hid behind a bush and watched them.

    When Artemis spotted him, she turned him into a stag and set his dogs on him.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Peeping Tom – shredded for impudence and imprudence.

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  • 6 months ago

    In Greek Mythology, Actaeon was a semi-divine hero. His father was Aristaeus, an inventor who created bee-keeping; and was a son of the sun god Apollo and Cyrene, the princess of Thessaly. Actaeon's mother was Autonoe a daughter of the goddess Harmonia (goddess of harmony) and Cadmus king of Thebes. According to the legend, Actaeon did something that outraged the goddess Artemis. Artemis turned Actaeon into a stag, and he was then killed and torn to pieces by his own pack of hunting dogs. The story is not clear on what he did to anger Artemis.

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