Diana

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Di·ana

noun \dī-ˈa-nə\

Definition of DIANA

:  an ancient Italian goddess of the forest and of childbirth who was identified with Artemis by the Romans

Origin of DIANA

Latin
First Known Use: 13th century

Diana

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Roman goddess of nature, animals, and the hunt. As a fertility deity, she was invoked for aid in conception and childbirth. She was virtually indistinguishable from the Greek goddess Artemis. In her cult in Rome she was considered the protector of the lower classes, especially slaves.

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