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What's In A Name?
This is a very long vignette, for lack of a better word. It has nothing to do with the Bakken, and I'm only posting it for the archives.
First, a little bit from White Mischief, by James Fox.
Shortly after the murder of her lover, Josslyn Hay, Diana set off on a safari with her husband, Jock Broughton, who was charged with the murder of Joss. Diana was one of the best hunters, male or female, on African safaris, at the time.
From the book, pp. 90 - 91:
Then, later in February, less than three weeks after the murder, Broughton and Diana set off, incredibly, on a full-scale shooting safari, into the Southern Masai Reserve along the Mara river. They were accompanied by the famous white hunter, John Hunter, and Hugh Dickinson, whom they hadn't seen since the end of January.
The safari lasted eight days, and the party traveled by truck, open car, and on foot. It was already clear that Diana was deeply suspicious of her husband and their relations were severely strained.
It seems astonishing that such a trip should have been contemplated in the circumstances. Eight days in the bush can break the closest of friendships and Broughton, at the best of times, had been known to make terrible scenes on hunting trips with Vera (his first wife), on one occasion overturning all the tables in the camp, and then kicking Vera until her shins bled.
But as at Muthaiga (their club in Nairobi), where lunch could never be suspended merely for reasons of bad feeling (sic), so the ritual task of shooting lion and buffalo took precedence over personal crises, and provided its own therapeutic bloodletting.So I had read that some weeks ago; in fact I had read that passage several times, and it stuck with me, long enough that I was able to find it again tonight.
Diana had recovered enough of her composure to shoot the first lion. She even took three photographs of her trophy before taking aim.
So, hold that thought.
Today, I was continuing to read Christian Meier's "biography" of Athens. It seems that along with Zeus, perhaps one of the most important god/goddess for the Athenian Greeks was Artemis. The name of Artemis keeps popping up in the biography of Athens. Of course, Athene (Athena) had the top spot, but having said that, Artemis really shows up a lot in the book.
From pp. 116 - 117, Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age:
In time, Greek thought seized upon the gods to exemplify basic principles.
The highest god, Zeus, for example, came to be associated with the demand for justice, and his name was linked to the concept of political order.
Interestingly enough, even Artemis, a goddess not claimed by any ethical authority, was said in one contemporary source to take pleasure not only in "bows, hunting, shade groves, stringed instruments, and dances" but in the existence of a "city of just [honest] men."
The fact that several gods worshipped by all Greeks were concerned about justice also contributed to the Greek sense of unity. Their shared understanding of what constituted law set them apart from the barbarians.Reading that short passage on Artemis, I immediately thought back to Diana in Kenya two thousand years later.
From wiki, Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity.
Of course, except for "chastity," this described Diana of Nairobi to a "t" as they say.One wonders if these safari hunters, around the campfires at night, ever talked about the Greek and Roman gods.
Artemis: the Greek name for this goddess.
The Roman name for this goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals? Diana.