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Diana
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Diana
Diana. Roman name for the mythological Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Jupiter and Latona and the twin sister of Apollo. She renounced all idea of marriage, supposedly because she was appalled at the birth pains her mother had suffered in bearing her, and remained the unattainable virgin goddess.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Diana
DIANA* Roman name for the mythological Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Jupiter and Latona and the twin sister of Apollo. She renounced all idea of marriage, supposedly because she was appalled at the birth pains her mother had suffered in bearing her, and remained the unattainable virgin goddess.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Diana
>A statue of Diana excavated at Ephesus. HFVDIANA. This is the Latin name for the virgin goddess hunting, also identified with the moon and Hecate, and patroness of childbirth. Her Gr. name was Artemis (meaning “prompt,” “safe,” or perhaps “pendant”). This twin sister of the sun-god Apollo, chaste
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Diana
Dia´na. This Latin word, properly denoting a Roman divinity, is the representative of the Greek Artemis, the tutelary goddess of the Ephesians, who plays so important a part in the narrative of Acts 19. The Ephesian Diana was, however, regarded as invested with very different attributes, and is rather
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Diana
Dianaso called by the Romans; called Artemis by the Greeks, the “great” goddess worshipped among heathen nations under various modifications. Her most noted temple was that at Ephesus. It was built outside the city walls, and was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. “First and last it was
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIANA; ARTEMIS
DIANA; ARTEMIS<di-an’-a> ([Ά̓ρτεμις, Artemis] “prompt,” “safe”): A deity of Asiatic origin, the mother goddess of the earth, whose seat of worship was the temple in Ephesus, the capital of the Roman province of Asia. Diana is but the Latinized form of the Greek word Artemis, yet the Artemis of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Diana
DianaIn ancient Roman religion and mythology, Diana was the chaste goddess of nature, animals, and the hunt, identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. Like Artemis, she was frequently portrayed in art as a huntress, carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows and accompanied by a hound or deer. Diana was
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Diana
Dian′a (3 syl.). The temple of Diana at Eph′esus, built by Dinochărēs, was set on fire by Heros′tratos, for the sake of perpetuating his name. The Ionians decreed that any one who mentioned his name should be put to death, but this very decree gave it immortality. The temple was discovered in 1872
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Diana
Diana [Di-an-uh](Name of a pagan goddess)(Acts of the Apostles 19:24). Diana—called Artemis in Greek—the goddess of fertility, was represented in her statues as a multiple breasted woman. Her Temple in Ephesus was one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in antiquity.Her followers, instigated
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Diana
Di-aʹna. In our English Version this Latin word, properly denoting a Roman divinity, is the representative of the Greek Artemis, the tutelary goddess of the Ephesians, who plays so important a part in the narrative of Acts 19. The Ephesian Diana, however, differs widely in attributes from the Roman Diana,
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