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Diana, in Roman mythology, goddess of the moon and the hunt, later identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. The sister of Apollo, she was the protectress of slaves and the lower classes and a special goddess of women and childbirth. The most famous Greek temple for the worship of Diana (Artemis) was at Ephesus in Asia Minor. There were also temples of Diana at Aricia on the shores of Lake Nemi, Italy, and on the Aventine Hill in Rome. Diana is usually represented as a huntress, carrying a quiver and accompanied by a hound or a deer.

See also: Mythology.

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