Giclée print, 60 x 85cm
Edition of ten
At the sanctuary to Artemis at Brauron, girls on the cusp of adulthood served the goddess – sometimes for as long as four years. They were called the Arktoi, the little she-bears and they served to atone for the injury of a bear in the sanctuary years before. In return, the girls living in the woods knew that the goddess looked after them as only a mother bear protects her cubs.