Roman Gods index


Title: Goddess of the moon

Greek name: Artemis

Day of the Week: Monday

Solar system: Moon

Relations: Daughter of Jupiter
Sister of Apollo

Wonder of the World: Temple at Ephesus

Diana was the goddess of the moon. Her twin brother Apollo was the god of the sun.

Diana carried a bow and arrows. She was the goddess of hunting. Once she was bathing in a forest pool. A hunter called Actaeon spied on her. So Diana turned him into a stag and he was chased by his own hunting dogs.

She helped women in child-birth, because her mother Leto gave birth to her and her twin brother so easily.