Other Divine Images

The following images are taken from a number of non-copyrighted sources.

Diana's Head Diana, Roman Goddess of the Moon, crowned with the lunar crescent.
Sacred Source images of Diana
Goddesses Dictionary: Diana
Dianic Mythology

Luna The Roman Moon Goddess Luna is often depicted as a matron crowned wtih a lunar crescent, sometimes driving the moon chariot, drawn by white horses. she is also frequently depicted bearing a torch or, as in this case, two torches. She is in visual iconography linked to Juno Lucina (the Light Bearer) and Hecate Phospherous (Hecate the Light Bearer).
Goddesses Dictionary: Luna
Goddesses Dictionary: Losna
Goddesses Dictionary: Lucina
Goddesses Dictionary: Hecate
Goddesses Dictionary: Juno
Dianic Mythology: Diana Nemorensis, see Luna
Sacred Source image of Hecate

Huntress The Greek Artemis, the Huntress, maiden aspect of the moon, was later identified with the Italian Diana. Here she is shown with one of the stags of her forest. Interestingly, in Roman depictions Diana as the Huntress was often shown with canines.
Sacred Source images of Diana
Goddesses Dictionary: Artemis

A depiction of Diana or Selene as she drives the moon chariot across the night sky. She is surrounded by a regenerative snake, which indicates the lunar powers of renewal.
Goddesses Dictionary: Selene
Hecate Pendant

consectratio This artwork, FAVSTINAE CONSECRATIO, the Consecration of Faustina depicts the Roman Empress Faustina being carried to dwell with the Gods by DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana Lucifera. According to the person who sent me this image, Diana Lucifera was also depicted on many Roman coins, some coins dating back during the Roman Republic. "She [Diana Lucifera] is frequently on the reverse of coins bearing a portrait of Faustina on the obverse. After Roman helenized their pantheon, Diana Lucifera became identified with Hecate, just as Artemis became almost synonymous with Diand the virgin huntress." He continues explaining that the feast day of Diana Lucifera was November 16 and November 15 was the night of Hecate. "Curiously, whereas the Catholic Church absorbed Diana the virgin as the blessed Virgina Mary, Diana Lucifera was almost completely forgotten." She seems to have a link to Diana Lucina. Both names mean Diana the light bearer.
There were two Faustinas, mother and daughter, Faustina senior and Faustina junior, in the second century CE. Faustian senior was the wife of Emperor Antoninus, whose last name was Pius. Her daughter, Faustina junior, was the wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelus. Marcus Aurelus was the successor and adopted son of Antoninus Pius.

Both Faustina senior and Faustina junior were deified by their husbands after their deaths. According to the person who sent me this artwork, "Faustina (senior or junior), I forget which, was dedicated to Diana Lucifera, the crone aspect of Diana....The two Faustinas pretty much ruled the empire in their husbands' names."

This image was gifted to me via email from Mayfire, one of the long-time merchants at a Pagan gathering in Maryland.

Special thanks.

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More images of Diana

In many sources, these two images are labeled as Gnostic artwork or Gnostic gems. They both apparently date from the time period in which the Gnostic movement flourished. They seem to both be Pagan images, though, or perhaps purely symbolic representations, or maybe just simply old lucky charms. In any case, the one on the left seems to represent Apollo and the one on the right is apparently Luna or perhaps another moon goddess.
Sacred Source image of Apollo
Dictionary of Gods: Apollo
Dianic Mythology: Dianic Creation Myth, see Apollo Lucetius
Dianic Mythology: Diana Nemorensis, see Virbus
Goddesses Dictionary: Luna
Dianic Mythology: Diana Nemorensis, see Luna

Luna This was described as a Gnostic gem of Luna or Diana and supposedly depicted the moon goddess with a cow instead of a deer. The cow's horns were said to form the crescent moon. It's true the diminutive figure might be wearing Diana's hunting tunic. However, I think it might be more likely to represent Mithras in his signature cap preparing to slay the bull.
Goddesses Dictionary: Luna
Sacred Source image of Luna
Dictionary of Gods: Mithras
Sacred Source image of Mithras

Spinner The Spinner. In Italy and around the Mediteranean, the earliest form of spinning was the drop spindle. The spinning wheel shown here is a later development. The great wheel in use in India in 500 BCE was later used in Europe sometime during the late Middle Ages. There are records of it appearing in Europe in 1300 CE. The Saxony wheel, which was pedal driven, was invented in Germany in 1400. The spinning of thread and weaving of cloth in Italy and around the Mediteranean were one way women were able to achieve economic independence as well as performing necessary tasks for the household. This decidedly female domestic activity never quite lost its mystique from pre-Christian times. Goddesses were often described as spinning or weaving the fates of mortals.
Goddesses Dictionary: Fates
Goddesses Dictionary: Fata
Goddesses Dictionary: Fata Diana
Seven Folktales from Italy: Giricoccola
Secret Story of Aradia
Quotable Quotes: Excerpted from a Love Charm

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