Wonder Woman's name. Diana?

#1 Posted by Kevino13 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman is heavily influenced by the Greek pantheon, but her name is Diana, after the Roman goddess of the hunt. A more appropriate name for her would have been Artemis, the Greek equivalent of Diana. Was this a mistake that DC has been forced to run with ever since or what?

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33608 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kevino13: nope
#3 Posted by WDW (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kevino13 said:

Wonder Woman is heavily influenced by the Greek pantheon, but her name is Diana, after the Roman goddess of the hunt. A more appropriate name for her would have been Artemis, the Greek equivalent of Diana. Was this a mistake that DC has been forced to run with ever since or what?

originally Diana/Wonder Woman in 1941 was created using the Roman Pantheon. It was changed to Greek in 1986 but they kept the name Diana

#4 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, the Roman and Greek Pantheons are essentially the same and were often considered the same exact Gods in DC for the longest time, so it's not really such a big deal.

I mean, they still call Hercules Hercules instead of the correct Heracles and it's no big deal.

#5 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

also Diana is a much more "layman" name than Artemis...so maybe Marston thought it would connect better..... anyway its not a big deal... the greek and the roman pantheons are essentially the same.

#6 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@WDW: I did not know that. Huh.

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