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The Meaning Of | Artemis + Diana Goddess Cameo Necklaces

Posted by Hannah Blount on

Diana and Artemis were two sides of the same goddess-- different names for the same maiden goddess and twin sister of Zeus, or Jupiter.

Hannah Blount Jewelry | Diana and Artemis | Cameo Jewelry by Hannah Blount | One of a Kind Jewelry by Hannah Blount

Diana, her Roman name, and Artemis, her Greek name, was known as the Lady of Wild Things and was consistently associated with animals and all nature. Diana/Artemis embodied the untamable-- sometimes depicted as vengeful and violent, other times as compassionate and sparing to mortal women in particular.

Hannah Blount Jewelry | Diana and Artemis | Cameo Jewelry by Hannah Blount | One of a Kind Jewelry by Hannah Blount

Historically, Diana/Artemis has been associated with Selene, the goddess of the moon and later went on to represent the moon goddess.

Hannah Blount Jewelry | Diana and Artemis | Cameo Jewelry by Hannah Blount | One of a Kind Jewelry by Hannah Blount

The progression of her narrative-- the goddess of huntsman and wilderness -- is rife with contrast of acts of good and those of evil. These two one-of-a-kind Cameo necklaces are vastly different and encompass her dueling nature and names.

Hannah Blount Jewelry | Diana and Artemis | Cameo Jewelry by Hannah Blount | One of a Kind Jewelry by Hannah Blount

Sources:

Mythology by Edith Hamilton

The Iliad by Homer

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