Diana, the goddess of hunting, was the daughter of Jupiter and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. She lived in the woods, in the wild places, not allowing men to approach her. When Actaeon saw her bathing, she punished him cruelly: she turned him into a stag, and he was then chased and devoured by his own hounds.
Among her distinguishing features were her youth and virginity. Diana (Artemis) was eternally young and remained a virgin - a shy young woman who enjoyed hunting more than anything else. She presided over all feminine issues prior to marriage. As Apollo was associated with the Sun, so Artemis was associated with the Moon. She resembled her brother in some respects - notably her archery skills, which gave her the power to inflict sudden death.