Diana - Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon - Roman Goddess. Diana heavenly divine Diana Nemorensis - Diana Of The Wood is the Goddess of Fertility Hunting the Moon childbirth and the wild woodlands and associated with the constellation of Ursa Major.
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Diana - Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon - Roman Goddess

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Diana - Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon

Diana ("heavenly, divine") (Diana Nemorensis - Diana Of The Wood) is the Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, the Moon, childbirth and the wild woodlands and associated with the constellation of Ursa Major. She is also associated with fire festivals, her title Vesta, indicates a perpetual holy fire in her sanctuary. Her annual festival, held on August 13th, where she is invoked to protect the harvest from autumn storms, is the middle of summer, when the sun is at its hottest. Diana is often depicted holding a torch, a symbolic reminder of the fiery nature of the Goddess.

She has the power to talk to and control animals and was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. She is often depicted wearing a short tunic and hunting boots, holding a bow, carrying a quiver on her shoulder, and accompanied by a deer or hunting dogs. The crescent moon is also an attribute of Diana.

Prayer To Diana

Lovely Goddess of the bow!
Lovely Goddess of the arrows!
Of all hounds and of all hunting
Thou who wakest in starry heaven
When the sun is sunk in slumber
Thou with moon upon they forehead,
Who the chase by night preferrest
Unto hunting in the daylight,
With thy nymphs unto the music
Of the horn-thyself the huntress,
And most powerful: I pray thee
Think, although but for an instant,
Upon us who pray unto thee!

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Fertility, Hunting, Moon, Childbirth, Woodlands, Fire

Roman

Oak groves

Dog, Deer

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Festival of Diana - February 12th, August 13th, Nov 22nd, November

Roman - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Abundantia

Goddess of Abundance and Prosperity.

Goddess

Acca Larentia

Goddess of Fertility.

Goddess

Acis

God of the Acis River in Sicily.

God

Aesculapius

God of health and medicine.

God

Aeternitas

Gddess and personification of eternity.

Goddess

Angerona

Goddess who relieved people from pain and sorrow.

Goddess

Angitia

Goddess associated with snakes and Medea.

Goddess

Anna Perenna

Goddess of the circle of the year

Goddess

Antevorta

Goddess of the future.

Goddess

Averruncus

God of averting harm.

God

Bacchus

God of Wine

God

Bellona

Goddess of War.

Goddess

Bona Dea

Goddess of Chastity and Fertility.

Goddess

Bonus Eventus

God of Success.

God

Caca

Fire Goddess

Goddess

Cacus

God of fire.

God

Caelus

God of the Sky.

God

Cardea

Goddess of the hinge

Goddess

Carmenta

Goddess of childbirth and prophecy

Goddess

Ceres

Goddess of Corn.

Goddess

Clementia

Goddess of forgiveness and mercy.

Goddess

Cloacina

Goddess who presided over the system of sewers in Rome

Goddess

Concordia

Goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony.

Goddess

Consus

Chthonic god protecting grain storage.

God

Cupid

God of Love.

God

Dea Dia

Goddess of growth.

Goddess

Dea Tacita

Goddess of the dead

Goddess

Decima

Goddess of the measurer of the thread of life.

Goddess

Diana

Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon

Goddess

Dis Pater

God of wealth and the underworld.

God

Disciplina

Goddess and personification of discipline.

Goddess

Dius Fidius

God of oaths.

God

Egeria

Water Goddess and Oracle

Goddess

Fascinus

Phallic god who protected from envy and the evil eye.

God

Fauna

Goddess of prophecy.

Goddess

Faunus

God of Prophecy

God

Faustitas

Goddess of Livestock.

Goddess

Febris

Goddess of Fevers.

Goddess

Februus

God of purification.

God

Fecunditas

Personification of fertility.

Goddess

Felicitas

Goddess of good luck.

Goddess

Feronia

Goddess of Fertility and Abundance.

Goddess

Fides

Goddess of Trust

Goddess

Flora

Goddess of Flowers

Goddess

Fontus

God of Wells and Springs.

God

Fortuna

Goddess of Fortune and Luck.

Goddess

Furrina

Goddess of Water and Springs.

Goddess

Inuus

God of fertility.

God

Invidia

Goddess of envy or jealousy.

Goddess

Iris

Goddess of the rainbow.

Goddess

Janus

God of Gates and Doors.

God

Juno

Goddess of Marriage and Women.

Goddess

Jupiter

Supreme King of the Gods

God

Justitia

Goddess of justice.

Goddess

Juturna

Goddess of fountains, wells, and springs.

Goddess

Juventas

Goddess of youth.

Goddess

Lares

God of Household and Estate.

God

Laverna

Goddess of thieves, con men and charlatans.

Goddess

Levana

Goddess of Childbirth.

Goddess

Liber

God of male fertility, viniculture and freedom.

God

Libera

Goddess of Fertility

Goddess

Libertas

Goddess of freedom.

Goddess

Libitina

Goddess of Funerals

Goddess

Lua

Goddess to whom soldiers sacrificed captured weapons.

Goddess

Lucina

Goddess of Childbirth.

Goddess

Luna

Goddess of the Moon.

Goddess

Maia

Goddess of Growth and Increase.

Goddess

Mana Genita

Goddess of infant mortality.

Goddess

Mania

Goddess of the Underworld and the dead.

Goddess

Mantus

God of the dead

God

Mars

God of War.

God

Mater Matuta

Goddess of dawn and childbirth, patroness of mariners.

Goddess

Meditrina

Goddess of healing.

Goddess

Mefitis

Goddess and personification of poisonous gases and volcanic vapours.

Goddess

Mellona

Goddess of bees and beekeeping

Goddess

Mercury

Messenger God and God of Commerce

God

Minerva

Goddess of Wisdom, Arts, and Trade.

Goddess

Mithras

God of Sun and Light

God

Moneta

Goddess of memory and money.

Goddess

Mors

Personification of death.

God

Morta

Goddess of death.

Goddess

Naenia

Goddess of funerary laments.

Goddess

Nascio

Personification of the act of birth.

Goddess

Necessitas

Goddess of destiny.

Goddess

Neptune

God of the Sea.

God

Nerio

Ancient war goddess and valor.

Goddess

Nixi

Goddesses of childbirth.

Goddess

Nona

The spinner of the thread of life.

Goddess

Ops

Goddess of Fertility

Goddess

Orcus

God of the underworld and punisher of broken oaths.

God

Palatua

Goddess who guarded the Palatine Hill.

Goddess

Pales

Goddess of Flocks and Sheppards.

Goddess

Pax

Goddess of peace.

Goddess

Picumnus

God of fertility.

God

Pietas

Goddess of duty.

Goddess

Pilumnus

God of protection of infants at birth.

God

Pomona

Goddess of Fruit Trees and Fruit

Goddess

Portunes

God of keys, doors, and livestock.

God

Postverta

Goddess of childbirth and the past.

Goddess

Priapus

God of Fertility.

God

Proserpine

Goddess of the Underworld

Goddess

Providentia

Goddess of forethought.

Goddess

Quirinus

War God.

God

Quiritis

Goddess of motherhood.

Goddess

Rumina

Goddess who protected breastfeeding mothers.

Goddess

Salacia

Goddess of seawater.

Goddess

Salus

Goodess of Well-being, Health and Prosperity

Goddess

Sancus

God of loyalty, honesty, and oaths.

God

Saturn

God of Seeds and Harvest.

God

Silvanus

God of woodlands and forests.

God

Sol Invictus

Sun God.

God

Spes

Goddess of hope.

Goddess

Stata Mater

Goddess who protected against fires.

Goddess

Sterquilinus

God of fertilizer.

God

Strenua

Goddess of the new year.

Goddess

Summanus

God of Nocturnal Thunder.

God

Tempestas

Goddess of storms or sudden weather.

Goddess

Terminus

God of Boundary Markers.

God

Terra

Goddess of the Earth

Goddess

Tiberinus

River God.

God

Tranquillitas

Goddess of peace and tranquility.

Goddess

Trivia

Goddess of crossroads and magic.

Goddess

Vacuna

Goddess of rest after harvest.

Goddess

Vejovis

God of Healing

God

Venus

Goddess of Beauty and Love.

Goddess

Veritas

Goddess of truth.

Goddess

Vertumnus

God of Seasons

God

Vesta

Goddess of the Hearth.

Goddess

Vica Pota

Goddess of victory and competitions.

Goddess

Victoria

Goddess of victory.

Goddess

Virbius

God of the Forests.

God

Volturnus

God of Water.

God

Voluptas

Goddess of pleasure.

Goddess

Vulcan

God of Fire.

God

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