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The first part of the list is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book III, 206–235), and the second from an unknown source.
His reconstruction opposes a too-pat consensus that has an archaic Actaeon aspiring to Semele, The righteous hunter, the companion of Artemis, seeing her bathing naked in the spring, was moved to try to make himself her consort, as Diodorus Siculus noted, and was punished, in part for transgressing the hunter's "ritually enforced deference to Artemis" (Lacy 19).
She drowned after she was unable to pull herself free and was discovered by her partner, Norman Lunn, when he returned from a walk on February 3.
An inquest heard how the pond at her home in Penshaw, near Sunderland, was just four feet by three feet and only one-and-a-half feet deep.
He stopped and stared, amazed at her ravishing beauty.
Once seen, Artemis got revenge on Actaeon: she forbade him speech — if he tried to speak, he would be changed into a stag — for the unlucky profanation of her virginity's mystery.
but the surviving details of his transgression vary: "the only certainty is in what Aktaion suffered, his pathos, and what Artemis did: the hunter became the hunted; he was transformed into a stag, and his raging hounds, struck with a 'wolf's frenzy' (Lyssa), tore him apart as they would a stag." Among others, John Heath has observed, "The unalterable kernel of the tale was a hunter's transformation into a deer and his death in the jaws of his hunting dogs.