- Diana

Daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin sister of Apollo, is the virgin goddess of the hunt, the woods and the moon. Hunting through the woods is her favourite pastime. This goddess is severe, cruel and vindictive. Without pity she deals severely with those who may provocate her resentment. For example, Actaeon, during a hunting outing, saw Diana bathing in the middle of the forest. Offended by being seen, she violently threw some water into his face, turning him into a stag. Actaeon was torn to death by his own hounds. Implacable virginal goddess, she nevertheless falls in love with Endymion, a handsome youth, who is always asleep. Diana visits him every night.

© Elsa Dax - Les Chemins de l'Image - 1999