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450px-Diane de Versailles Leochares 2

Diana of Versailles, a Roman copy of the Greek original

Diana is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Artemis. Like her Greek counterpart, she is one of a pair of twins born to Jupiter (Greek: Zeus) and Latona (Greek: Leto). Her twin brother was Apollo. She was a virgin goddess who preferred to stay on Earth, roaming the wilderness with her nymph companions, suiting her role as goddess of the hunt. She was also the goddes of the moon and childbirth. The name Diana is cognate to Zeus, Dyaus and Jupiter.

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