Title: Goddess of the moon
Greek name: Artemis
Day of the Week: Monday
Solar system: Moon
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.
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