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In an embroidered extension of the myth, the hounds were so upset with their master's death, that Chiron made a statue so lifelike that the hounds thought it was Actaeon.There are various other versions of his transgression: The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and pseudo-Apollodoran Bibliotheke state that his offense was that he was a rival of Zeus for Semele, his mother's sister, Diodorus Siculus (4.81.4), in a variant of Actaeon's hubris that has been largely ignored, has it that Actaeon wanted to marry Artemis.
According to the Latin version of the story told by the Roman Ovid This version also appears in Callimachus' Fifth Hymn, as a mythical parallel to the blinding of Tiresias after he sees Athena bathing.
The first part of the list is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book III, 206–235), and the second from an unknown source.
Note: In the first part of the list, Hyginus fails to correctly differentiate between masculine and feminine names.
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.
to symbolize ritual human sacrifice in attempt to please a God or Goddess.