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In Greek mythology, Actaeon was a son of Autonoe and a hunter who endured the wrath of Artemis.

Artemis was once bathing nude in the woods when the hunter Actaeon stumbled across her. He stopped and stared, amazed at her ravishing beauty. When she saw him, Artemis changed him to a stag and, disgusted at his stares, set his own hounds to kill him. He was torn apart. Alternatively, Actaeon boasted that he was a better hunter than she and Artemis turned him into a stag and he was eaten by his hounds.

Ovid III, 193

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