Actaeon

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Actaeon

(ăktē`ən), in Greek mythology, son of Aristaeus and Autonoë. Because he saw Artemis bathing naked, she changed him into a stag, and his own dogs killed him.

Actaeon

surprised Artemis bathing and was changed by her into a stag. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 28]

Actaeon

turned into stag for watching Artemis bathe. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 8]
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(21.) The transformation of the unnamed shepherd into a wolf recalls the cruel transformation of the hunter (or, alternately, shepherd) Aktaion in Classical mythology: Aktaion stumbled upon the naked Artemis and was punished for his visual transgression by being transformed into a stag to be torn apart by his own hounds.
Lacy, 'Aktaion and a Lost "Bath of Artemis'", JHS 110 (1990), p.