The Roman lunar Goddess Diana was sometimes depicted in Her multi-mammia (multi-breasted) form. Diana was originally the Ancient Roman form of Greek Artemis, the Huntress who is associated with the waxing moon, while the full moon was deified by Selene; but later Italian cults perceived all lunar phases as Diana, and here She is depicted in relation to the fertile fecundity of the full moon. The owl being the lunar totem of Artemis, I have shown Her with owl feet like Sumerian Lilith, Goddess of the Night -Her great black bat-wings -with the Milk of the Stars streaming from Her abundant breasts.
This image is fromOrryelle's Graphic Grimmoire 'CONJUNCTIO' published September 2008 EquinoXuliuqE by Fulgur Limited (sold out).
The Book CONJUNCTIO presents mirrored pairs of Sacred Twins and Divine Lovers from various cultural pantheons coupled on facing pages. Theyare aligned in such a way that when the pages are turned the figuresare United in holy conjunction by the alchemical reader.
Different reflective relationships -alchymic opposites and complementaries- are explored b e t w e e n the pages.
The plate of Diana Multimammia Lilith in the Grimmoire faces one of Pan.
Drawn in 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.
Media: -pen, ink, pencil, black and silver gouache paint.
11" x 17" (approx.A3) size signed and numbered print, limited to 77 copies on quality off-white acid-free paper - $16:
Paired with Diana MultiMammia Lilith $23 for the 2 prints:
(c)2010 Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule
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