Diana - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 46.725 W 122° 30.608
10S E 543138 N 4181380
Quick Description: Diana was the goddess of the hunt. According to mythology, Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2010 3:27:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM8JWD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 9

Long Description:
This sculpture of Diana is located in Sutro Heights Park in San Francisco, California. This statue appears to be a replica of "Diana of Versailles" in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The weathered stone surface of the sculpture is pitted and has some lichens growing on it. The legs and antlers of Diana's deer have been broken off.

Excerpted from the Wikipedia starter entry:

Diana (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and also of the moon in Roman mythology. In literature she was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis, though in cult beliefs she was Italic, not Greek, in origin. Diana was worshiped in ancient Roman religion and is currently revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Dianic Wicca, a largely feminist form of the practice, is named for her. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess and looked after virgins and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Artemis, Athena and Hestia, who swore never to marry.

Along with her main attributes, Diana was an emblem of chastity. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. According to mythology, Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.

Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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