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One of my favourite archetypes is the Artemis/Diana figure representing female qualities that I admire. She is a solitary figure who roams the woods and prefers the chase of the wild to the chase of relationships. In prefering a wild, unfettered life, she rests uninjured, healthy, inviolate and vigorous and in so being she also grants strength and health to others. The sculpture is shown in greenware state and is about 17″ tall.

From the wiki: “The celestial character of Diana is reflected in her connexion with light, inaccessibility, virginity, and her preference for dwelling on high mountains and in sacred woods. Diana therefore reflects the heavenly world (dium) in its sovereignty, supremacy, impassibility, and indifference towards such secular matters as the fates of men and states. At the same time, however, she is seen as active in ensuring the succession of kings and in the preservation of mankind through the protection of childbirth.

Diana often appeared as a young woman. It was believed that she had a fair face like Aphrodite with a tall body, slim, small hips, and a high forehead. As a goddess of hunting, she wore a very short tunic so she could hunt and run easily and is often portrayed holding a bow, and carrying a quiver on her shoulder, accompanied by a deer or hunting dog. Sometimes the hunted creature would also be shown. As goddess of the moon, however, Diana wore a long robe, sometimes with a veil covering her head. Both as goddess of hunting and goddess of the moon she is frequently portrayed wearing a moon crown.”

Diana Goddess of the Hunt

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