Diana of Ephesus - Temple of Diana in Ephesus, Turkey
About Diana of Ephesus - Temple of Diana in Ephesus, Turkey
Biblical verses show that the Ephesians devotion to Diana was so great that the Christians in Rome considered her their greatest rival. The multi-breasted statue of Diana at the Temple displayed her capability to nourish all creatures and provide for them. She was known by many names including Queen of Heaven; the Great Goddess; Lunar Virgin; Mother of Animals; Lady of Wild Creatures; the Huntress; Patroness of Childbirth, Nursing and Healing. Worship to this great goddess was the impetus for one of the largest and grandest temples in the Ancient World.The Temple at Ephesis in Turkey, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Followers, admirers and detractors wrote about her in items from the stories of Troy to the Bible, in which she is referred to as the Great Goddess.
11.5"H (29cm) : Bonded stone, Antique stone finish