Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature, and associated with wild animals and woodland.
Diana was known as the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. Oak groves and deer were especially sacred to her. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities; Egeria, the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.