In Ovid's 'Metamirphoses' who is Actaeon?
- Guru HankLv 76 months ago
The son of Aristaeus
- bluebellbkkLv 76 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.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Peeping Tom – shredded for impudence and imprudence.
- Tundra RobLv 76 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.