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Diana


A Roman goddess of the moon who was also a forest-dwelling goddess of the hunt,  the protectress of wild beasts, and the guardian of virginity.  She was also the mother of the Witches' goddess Aradia.  Diana closely resembles the Greek goddess Artemis and is one of the most revered goddesses and the archetypes among modern-day Witches and Neo-Pagans.   She is the personification of the moon's positive attributes, and a role model for many feminist Witches as representative of female strength, independence, self-esteem, and warriorlike aggressiveness.  Her name is invoked by many Witches for protection and nurturing, and she is the principal goddess worshipped by those who follow the Dianic tradition of Wicca.


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