The Goddess Diana
By: Tara and Hailee

What is an Allusion?

Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.


What does she look like?

Diana is usually seen with animals. She has curly hair that is always put up and she always has a bow and arrows with her. She is also dressed in a tunic and hunting boots.

What is her Power?

Diana has the power to talk to and control animals. Diana took over as the moon goddess after Luna. She helped women become pregnant and have an easy labor.

What is her Myth?

Diana daughter of Jupiter and Latona, and sister of Apollo, was born in the island of Delos. The poets say she had three heads, one of a horse, another of a woman, and the third of a dog. She is known to be a virgin because she never wanted to give herself away to a man.

What is she Associated with?

She is associated with virginity. Oak groves were a sacred plant to her. Diana reflects the heavenly world. Her tradition is considered a feminist movement.

Who alludes to Diana in MAAN?

Diana is alluded to Hero in Much Ado About Nothing by Claudio. This is important because Diana was the virgin goddess and Hero was said to be a virgin in Much Ado About Nothing, but Claudio tried to tell her she isn’t.

Why would Shakespeare choose to allude to your Diana?

Shakespeare would decide to allude Diana to Hero because Hero is a virgin and Diana was the virgin goddess.

How does the stories about your character relate to the theme of Conflict and Change in MAAN?

Diana relates to the theme of Conflict and Change in Much Ado About Nothing because in Act 4, Scene 1, Page three of the story, Claudio states towards Hero, “ Out on thee, seeming! I will write against it. You seem to me as Diana in her orb, As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. But you are more intemperate in your blood Than Venus, or those pampered animals That rage in savage sensuality.” This is stated at Hero’s and Claudio’s wedding while Claudio is accusing Hero of cheating.

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