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Diana (Roman deity)

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    • Diane (Roman deity)
    • Дыяна (Roman deity)
    • Dyi͡ana (Roman deity)
    • Диана (Roman deity)
    • Dijana (Roman deity)
    • Ντιτ̔̈«”αϐ·να (Roman deity)
    • דיאנה (Roman deity)
    • Diʼanah (Roman deity)
    • Дијана (Roman deity)
    • ディアーナ (Roman deity)
    • Діана (Roman deity)
    • 狄安娜 (Roman deity)
    • Di'anna (Roman deity)
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    • found: From Artemis to Diana, 2009.
    • found: Roman religion and the cult of Diana at Aricia, 2007.
    • found: Klossowski, Pierre. Le bain de Diane, 1980.
    • found: Wikipedia, August 19, 2014:Diana (mythology) (In Roman mythology, Diana (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and 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) Belarusian page (Дыяна = DyЋiЌana) Bulgarian page (Диана = Diana) Bosnian page (Dijana) Greek page (Ντιτ̔̈«”αϐ·να = Diana) Hebrew page (דיאנה = Dianah) Macedonian page (Дијана = Dijana) Japanese page (ディアーナ = DiЅana) Russian page (Диана = Diana) Ukrainian page (Діана = Diana) Chinese page (狄安娜 = Di'anna)
    • found: Britannica online, August 19, 2014(Diana, in Roman religion, goddess of wild animals and the hunt, identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. Her name is akin to the Latin words dium ("sky") and dius ("daylight"). Like her Greek counterpart, she was also a goddess of domestic animals. As a fertility deity she was invoked by women to aid conception and delivery. Though perhaps originally an indigenous woodland goddess, Diana early became identified with Artemis. There was probably no original connection between Diana and the moon, but she later absorbed Artemis' identification with both Selene (Luna) and Hecate, a chthonic (infernal) deity; hence the characterization triformis sometimes used in Latin literature.)
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica, via WWW, August 19, 2014(Diana. The Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth. She is closely identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. Diana is also a moon-goddess and was originally worshipped on the mountain Tifata near Capua and in sacred forests (such as Aricia in Latium). Diana was originally a goddess of fertility and, just as Bona Dea, she was worshipped mainly by women as the giver of fertility and easy births. Under Greek influence she was equated with Artemis and assumed many of her aspects. Her name is possibly derived from 'diviana' ("the shining one"). She is portrayed as a huntress accompanied by a deer. Diana was also the goddess of the Latin commonwealth.) -
    • found: Myths encyclopedia, via WWW, August 19, 2014(In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the woodlands, of wild animals, and of hunting. She also acted as a fertility goddess, who helped women conceive and give birth to children. As Rome's contact with Greece grew in ancient times, Diana became increasingly identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. In time, Diana and Artemis became essentially identical. Most literary references to the goddess use her Roman name, Diana.) -
    • found: The Oxford classical dictionary, 1996(Diana, originally a moon goddess, an Italian goddess anciently identified with Artemis, from whom she took over the patronage of margins and savageness; largely a goddess of women)
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