By: Emily Stultz
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. It is just a passing comment and the writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp its importance in a text.
The beautiful goddess Diana often wears a short tunic (dress) and hunting boots. Diana is often portrayed as young and beautiful and is normally pictured with a bow and either a deer or a hunting dog. Diana is the goddess of hunting, the moon, and childbirth. Diana has the power to talk to and to control animals. Diana's myth is that a man, Actaeon, saw her bathing and she was upset with this so she turned his into a stag and made his own hunting dogs after him to kill him. One major symbol of is the crescent moon symbol because she was the moon goddess as well.
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