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Artume (also called Aritimi, Artames, or Artumes) was an Etruscan goddess who was the mistress of animals, goddess of human assemblies, and hunting deity of Neolithic origin. Etruscans later appropriated the Greek goddess Artemis.[1] Aritimi was also considered the founder of the Etruscan town Aritie which is today the Italian town Arezzo.[2]

Artume in popular culture[edit]

Artume appeared as a recurring character in Marvel Comics.[3] However, this is not the goddess, but a daughter of Hippolyta in Marvel Comics, similar to how her DC counterpart uses the goddess's Roman name.


  1. ^ As Artimi, see Denise Demetriou, Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Archaic and Classical Greek Multiethnic Emporia (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 70. ISBN 9781316347898 And Thomson de Grummond, Nancy (2006). Etruscan Myth, Sacred History, and Legend. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. pp. 12, 51, 99–103, 130–32, 141, 149, 158. ISBN 978-1-931707-86-2. Referred to as "Artumes".
  2. ^ Pittau, Massimo (2006). Toponimi Italiani di origine Etrusca. (Sassari, Magnum Edizioni). Referenced in English on the Aritimi-Rezzo connection in Flavio Carnevale and Marcello Ranieri, "Lunistices at Sesto Fiorentino: An Investigation on Geometry and Alignments of the Tholos Tombs of the Etruscan Princes", Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 16/4 (2016), 224. Online at
  3. ^ Van Lente, Fred; Pak, Greg; et al. (December 31, 2008). "Incredible Hercules #124". Marvel Universe. Retrieved 26 April 2010.