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Diana,

princess of Wales, 1961–97, wife of CharlesCharles
(Charles Philip Arthur George), 1948–, prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and heir apparent to the British throne. He was created prince of Wales in 1958 and invested at Caernarvon Castle in 1969.
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, prince of Wales, heir to the British throne. The daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer, Lady Diana Frances Spencer was a kindergarten teacher in London before her 1981 marriage to Charles. They had two sons, the princes William (b. 1982) and Henry (b. 1984), but separated in 1992 and were divorced in 1996. Diana and Charles were rivals for acceptance by the British public after their marriage unraveled spectacularly; her death in a Paris car crash in Aug., 1997, brought a huge outpouring of sentiment.

Bibliography

See biographies by A. Morton (1992), S. B. Smith (1999), and A. Edwards (2000).


Diana

(dīăn`ə), in Roman religion, goddess of the moon, forests, animals, and women in childbirth. She was probably originally a forest goddess and a special patroness of women. She was identified with the Greek ArtemisArtemis
, in Greek religion and mythology, Olympian goddess, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. Artemis' early worship, especially at Ephesus, identified her as an earth goddess, similar to Astarte.
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, and at her temple on the Aventine at Rome she was honored as the virgin goddess. Her most famous cult, however, was at Aricia, near Lake Nemi; there she was worshiped as an earth goddess and was associated with fertility rites and with the Great Mother GoddessGreat Mother Goddess,
in ancient Middle Eastern religions, mother goddess, the great symbol of the earth's fertility. She was worshiped under many names and attributes. Similar figures have been known in every part of the world.
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An image of a crowned Diana of Ephesus by James Harris, c. 1765. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

Diana

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Diana, asteroid 78 (the 78th asteroid to be discovered, on March 15, 1863), was named after the Roman goddess of the hunt and the Moon. Its orbital period is a little over 9 years, and it is 144 kilometers in diameter. Diana is one of the more recent asteroids to be investigated by astrologers. Preliminary material on Diana can be found in Demetra George and Douglas Bloch’s Astrology for Yourself, and an ephemeris (table of celestial locations) for Diana can be found in the back of the second edition of George and Bloch’s Asteroid Goddesses. Unlike the planets, which are associated with a wide range of phenomena, the smaller asteroids are said to represent a single principle. George and Bloch give Diana’s principle as “survival and self-protection.” J. Lee Lehman finds that Diana’s position in a chart “shows the place and area of life in which a person expects absolute respect and obedience, as if s/he were divine.” She also observes that individuals with a prominent Diana are intolerant of those they regard as “lesser types.” Jacob Schwartz gives the astrological significance of this asteroid as “attunement to animal-nature, hunter-prey and conquest behaviors and attitudes; protector of whatever is contacted.”

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Dobyns, Zipporah. Expanding Astrology’s Universe. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1983.
George, Demetra, with Douglas Bloch. Astrology for Yourself: A Workbook for Personal Transformation. Berkeley, CA: Wingbow Press, 1987.
George, Demetra, with Douglas Bloch. Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology and Astrology of the Reemerging Feminine. 2d ed. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1990.
Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
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title Diana, Princess of Wales, original name Lady Diana Frances Spencer. 1961--97, she married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981; they were divorced in 1996: died in a car crash in Paris

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the virginal Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon
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"Josie Pye will be just like her when she grows up," said Diana. "Josie's mother and Aunt Atossa are cousins, you know.
"Speaking of stories, Diana," remarked Anne, in a significant, confidential tone, "do you know that lately I have been wondering if I could write a short story -- a story that would be good enough to be published?"
"Why, of course you could," said Diana, after she had grasped the amazing suggestion.
Don't mention this to any one, Diana. I haven't told anybody but you and Mr.
Harrison know about it?" demanded Diana scornfully.
She pulled her arm away from Anne, as if in resentment, and ran downstairs, where she was gayer than ever, apparently so much absorbed in bantering her two swains that Diana and Anne felt rather out of it and soon went away.
According to Jessica Jayne's explosive tell-all book "The Duchess of Cornwall: Camilla's Story and Secrets," Princess Diana and Camilla had a (https://www.ibtimes.com/princess-diana-camilla-parker-bowles-furious-confrontation-revealed-new-biography-2735065) furious confrontation about her affair with Prince Charles.
After Princess Diana gave birth to Prince Harry, her marriage with Prince Charles reportedly started to fall apart.
Prince Philip and Princess Diana had a complex relationship.
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson could have rekindled their friendship if not for the tragic accident that caused the former's death.
Princess Diana was looking forwardA to returningA to London to be with her sons just before aA fatal car crash in Paris took her life.
After Princess Diana gave her revealing Panorama interview, in which she divulged details about Princess Charles' affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, she upset several members of the royal family.