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" Copyright © www.avediana.netAlong the Mediterranean where Dea Diana was honored existed several different cultures. Each culture existed with its own system of religious tendance, sacred days and sites.It was the blending of these cultures that resulted in the multi national acceptance ..."

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Along the Mediterranean where Dea Diana was honored existed several different cultures. Each culture existed with its own system of religious tendance, sacred days and sites.It was the blending of these cultures that resulted in the multi national acceptance of the deities of other cultures. The Goddess we know as Diana has been accepted conceptually in many regions with varying differences. The closest of which we know as the Hellene Artemis. In Ephesus, Turkey stood one of the greatest structures of the classical World. The Temple of Artemis of Ephesus built as early as 600 BC was hailed as one of the greatest wonders of the Ancient world by Callimachus. The famous statue of theEphesian Artemis depicted the Goddess with many breasts, symbolizing her ability to provide for all creatures. Originally a fertility deity in the Anatolian region, under Hellene influence Artemis came to be associated with Virginity.

The Temple of the Ephesian Artemis burned down in 356 BC and was still in the process of repairs for the next one hundred and twenty years. When finally rebuilt it was three times larger than the Parthenon in Athens. Priests of both genders cared for the temple there, females were required to be virginal while their male counterparts served as castrati. Diana's earliest temple in Roma was commissioned in the 6th century BC by King Servius Tullius in order to transfer the base of the Latin League to Aventine Hill from Diana's sanctuary in Nemi. Its dedication date was the Ides of August, or August 13th, which has sincebecome the annual festival of Diana. It not only served as headquarters for the Latin League, it was also a safe haven for run away slaves. As was Diana's Temple on the Southern Lake of Nemi, though the later was a much more isolated location, dedicated to the Diana of the Wilderness (Diana Nemorensis). The early tradition of Sanctuary was practiced at both temples, one in need could seek sanctuary at the arae located just outside the front temple doors. Diana was also considered by Classical peoples to be a healing deity, as evidence of the anatomical ex-votos found in the vicinity of the Shrine at Lake Nemi. As the twin sister of Apollo, Diana shared many of the same associations as her "brother." Evidence for this can be found in texts that always link the two, possibly a Hellene tradition but nevertheless one that was carried on into Roma.  ......


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