Her father was Jupiter the king of the gods, and her mother was lotana also a goddess. Diana and her twin brother apollo was born on the island of Delos, and so she was sometimes called the Delian goddess, or Delia. Because she resembled the Greek goddess Artemis, she became associated with her myths and characteristics.
A virgin, Diana symbolized chastity and modesty. When Actaeon saw her bathing, she took revenge by changing him into a stag. His hounds immediately attacked and killed him.
Deer, the bow and arrow, hounds, and the moon are all symbols for her.
She was one of the three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry.