DIANA

By: Emily Stultz

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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.

Source

"Crescent Moon and Star: A Symbol of Supernova 1054?" 2008. Web. 7 May 2015.

"Diana - Goddess of the Moon and Hunting - Crystalinks." Diana - Goddess of the Moon and Hunting - Crystalinks. Web. 7 May 2015.

"Diana (mythology)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 7 May 2015.

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