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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Fig. 147—Goddess Diana

Diana (). Artemis, the Diana of the Romans, is a goddess known under various modifications, and with almost incompatible attributes. As the tutelary divinity of Ephesus, in which character alone she concerns us here, she was undoubtedly a representative of the same power presiding over conception and birth which was adored in Palestine under the name of Ashtoreth.

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Diana'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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