Artemis, Goddess of the Cataclysm - Achaea Online Help
11.7.2 Artemis, Goddess of the Cataclysm
Born of a seed of Destruction within the temple of Gaia and Propasia, the exiled spirit of the forest which once lay beneath Cyrene's cobblestone, the personification of primal, violent nature has come in the form of Artemis. She manifests within the raw force of the rumbling in the earth and the heart of a volcano. She is nature at its cruelest, its most unrelenting and fiercest. Like a building tremor in the earth She comes, raining down upon those who do Her charge harm. The Cataclysm is a dispassionate force, set apart from the ideals of 'Good' and 'Evil'. There is only what 'is', and with nature in particular, that 'is' constantly redefines itself. Artemis embodies the unpredictable ferocity of Nature and is a guiding force to those who seek to maintain the natural balance with spear, sweat, and blood. She often appears as a fiery jungle warrior, and Her Divine symbol is that of a yew tree, split by a bolt of lightning. Like that bolt, the Cataclysm comes sudden and strong - She is the Warrioress of Nature. Woe to the fool who crosses Her and invokes Her wrath.