Saturday, June 13, 2009
Moon Goddess Diana
That's the name of this poster. Moon Goddess Diana. (Don't believe me, check it out) It's by an artist named Howard Johnson, who apparently does alot of contemporary artwork of mythological stuff.
This one is of Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon, and also identified sometimes with/as Hecate. (a single diety with three aspects... sounds oddly familiar). Greek version of her was Athena (i think... let me check). Nope, I was wrong. Artemis was her greek name. Twin of Apollo the sun god. (sun god, moon goddess, get it?). Also name Selene. Selene in the Sky, Artemis on Earth, Hecate in the lower world, as my book here puts it. (Edith Hamliton's Mythology, if you must know).
But ANYHOW. The point is: Moon Goddess Diana. Does anybody else think this poster has an unintended(?) and hilarious double entendre going on?
Posted by Eyepoke at 6/13/2009 08:52:00 AM