DianaThe goddess of wild nature, hunting, chastity and marriage Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
Diana was the roman goddess for wild nature and forests, but she was later associated with hunting, and as a protector of women, with chastity, marriage and childbirth.
She was identified by the Romans with the Greek goddess Artemis. Her cult spread throughout the Roman empire and she was identified with numerous local divinities.
Diana was the daughter of Jupiter and Latona.
The best known temples of Diana were in Nemi (SE. of Rome) and on the Aventine Hill in Rome.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Gallery of the Candelabra, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State (3 photographs - prints not available )
- Chiaromonti Collection, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State (1 photograph - prints not available )
- Artemis (Greek Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Jupiter - God of the sky and head of the gods (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Room of the Little Hunt - Living room with scenes of hunting and offering to Diana (Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
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