Diana, Endymon and Satyr by Karl Bryullov

Diana, Endymon and Satyr by Karl Bryullov

Diana, in ancient Rome, the goddess of vegetation, the personification of the moon. Was identified with Artemis and Hecate, receiving the epithet of Trivia – “the goddess of three roads,” interpreted also as a sign of Diana’s supreme authority: in heaven, on earth and under the earth.

Endymion is a handsome young man, who asked Zeus to immerse him in eternal sleep and thereby kept him eternal youth and beauty. He fell in love with the goddess of the moon Selene and began to visit him in the cave on Mount Latmos in Caria, to admire the young man and kiss him.

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