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The Greek Diana was regarded as a huntress and also took on attributes of a Moon Goddess via Wikipedia

Luna is the Latin word for ‘moon’ and the oldest Roman moon goddess. The moon later becomes identified with Diana and Hecate.

Luna’s 6th-century BCE temple on the Aventine Hill was was destroyed by the great fire, for which Nero blamed and persecuted local Christians.

Luna/Selene by antmoose via Flickr and Wikipedia

Her Greek parallel is Selene.

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Moon

Lunar libration. see below for more descriptions

Lunar libration via Wikipedia

The Moon is the Earth‘s natural satellite with a diameter of 3,476 km, orbiting our planet from a distance of approximately 384,400 km.

American astronauts first walked on the Moon on July 21, 1969. Although this was a uniquely American achievement, most everyone in the word rejoiced and those with TV access watched in wonder as the event signified “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

For many years it was thought that the moon had next to no water on its surface. But recent discoveries of ice have revolutionized this view, as well as the moon’s prospects for future habitation.

In mythology, lunar deities are both male and female and take on a wide variety of meanings and functions.¹

¹See, for instance, this list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_deity

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