Saturday, August 13, 2005

Temple of Artemis (Diana)

Remains of Temple of Artemis near Ephesus, Turkey
Straight and true
The arrow of Artemis
pierces the skin
between her world
and ours.
We are blessed.
Today, August 13, is the day the ancient Romans set aside to honor one of their most respected deities— Diana.

Diana was the powerful Moon goddess, protectress of the hunt, women, childbirth, forests, animals, and anyone in need. Her influence was widespread. Near Ephesus in present-day Turkey, her temple was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Honor Diana by having a picnic in a wooded area. Leave her an offering such as a piece of bread spread with honey. Or, toast her with apple juice, and pour a bit onto the earth near a grove of trees. Speak words of power of your own devising to ask her help in your search for a home, or new career, or even a legal dilemma. Since rural areas are also sacred to Diana, end your day by stopping at a country market or a county fair and partaking in the sights and sounds and eating good country food. Give thanks to the goddess for all of her many blessings.*

*info courtesy of


At 8:03 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

This place is indeed a must see for anyone....will revisit soon...Hermit.


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