Artemis, goddess of the Hunt

Again it struck me how much stronger she looked now that she'd stopped aging. You could almost see a silvery glow around her - the blessing of Artemis.

Percy Jackson describing Thalia Grace after she received Artemis' blessing, in The Last Olympian

Artemis' Blessing is a blessing granted to a maiden by the goddess Artemis. The blessing of Artemis can only be bestowed if the maiden devotes her life to being a Hunter of Artemis and to never fall in love with men.


This blessing gives them eternal youth and immortality, meaning that they will never age and will live forever, unless they break their oath or get killed in battle. However, they can still be killed in battle, or if they break their vows to be maidens they will continue to age and will be punished harshly by Artemis for doing so. The blessing creates a silver aura around them, as if they were "bathed in the moon's rays". Artemis' blessing gives the Hunters advanced senses, more animal than human, as well as natural instincts for the hunt. It also gives them enhanced strength, speed, agility, and marksmanship with a bow. Evidence to the blessing's power can be shown in the fact that the Hunters had won at Capture the Flag fifty-six times in a row. They get the blessing right after they take their oath to Artemis and join the hunt.


Thalia Grace, a Hunter who received Artemis' Blessing

Only the female gender is eligible to join the hunt. They can be demigods, mortals, or nymphs. Artemis doesn't really care who she takes in, as she is the guardian of all maidens. However, any being wishing to become a Hunter must say a pledge to the goddess:

"I, [your name], pledge myself to the goddess Artemis. I turn my back on the company of men, accept eternal maidenhood, and join the hunt."

After this, Artemis will decide if she approves it or not. The new Hunter will been given immortality if she said "yes", and will join Artemis in the hunt.

Notable Recipients of Artemis' Blessing

Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fears | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Luck | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Weapons | Youth
Other Skills: Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving | Zoolingualism