- For other uses, see Artemis.
Artemis was a non-corporeal entity, the twin sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus. Artemis was virtually immortal, sensual, captivating, beautiful, with an unnaturally symmetrical face and body. She was interested in love despite her reputation as a virgin goddess. She was also arrogant, smug, spiteful, and powerful. (NF novel: Being Human)
Artemis took an interest in young Mark McHenry, a descent of Carolyn Palamas and Apollo, and visited him on a regular basis, although only McHenry could perceive her. In 2348, when McHenry was eight, an incident with Artemis caused Mark’s father to leave and never return.
In 2376, Artemis wanted McHenry to act as an ambassador or herald for the Beings, as they had guided the ancient Greeks to their golden age, who offered to mass-produce an ambrosia that would improve mental faculty and slow the aging process. When he rejected her offer, she manifested a fleet of vessels to attack the USS Excalibur, which reformed into a large warship with a batting ram. (NF novel: Being Human)