A Peek At A Goddess

In our continuing series of Roman origins, our resident mythology expert Kiara explains how the Goddess Diana came into being, and why she deserves the respect she gets.

Everyone, well mostly, knows that Diana is the virgin Goddess of the Hunt. She is also Apollo's twin sister and the goddess most closely associated with the moon.

She's often depicted as a young woman just into puberty, but still childlike, as befits a virgin goddess. As part of her I'm the daughter of Jupiter gift, she runs about with nine nymphs, a bunch of the finest hunting hounds ever bred, and a spiffy silver bow made by Vulcan.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016