Diana was the Roman moon-goddess. She lived in the forests and was protectress of animals, as well as the guardian of virginity. Her equivalent in Greek mythology was Artemis. Her sanctuary in Rome was on Aventine Hill, and under Roman rule she claimed Artemis’ sanctuary at Ephesus. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 66