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Actaeon

Source:
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
Author(s):

David Leeming

Actaeon 

Actaeon, a grandson of King Cadmus of Thebes in Greece, was out hunting when he happened to come upon the virgin goddess Artemis bathing in a stream. The goddess was furious at having been seen naked, and she turned poor Actaeon into a stag, which was then hunted and torn apart by Actaeon's own dogs.