The ancient Greek goddess Artemis was not married. She was a virgin goddess like Athena, the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. Artemis focused more on the hunt, wild animals and nature than on men and children.
Artemis acted as a protector for young unmarried women. Artemis was so dedicated to her virginity that she killed men who saw her naked. Her desire to remain chaste was a source of independence for the goddess. In ancient Greece, a woman was subject to her husband's power and decisions, so remaining an unwed virgin allowed Artemis freedoms that other women and goddesses had to give up in marriage.