MONUMENTAL ARCHIVE STATUE: "DIANA"



In Roman mythology, Diana ("heavenly" or "divine"), was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing.  She was associated with wild animals and woodland, while having the power to talk to and control animals.

She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis.  Though she had an independent origin in Italy, Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria.

Dianic Wicca, a largely feminist form of the practice, is named for her. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses known as: Diana, Minerva and Vesta (all who swore never to marry). 

 

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