Here at the foot of this statue of Diana the Huntress, in this dark corner off Marly Court of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Edith Wharton met her lover in secret.
Roman goddess of the hunt, of the moon and of birthing, Diana was protector of all things wild.
When an innocent man named Actaeon saw Diana naked in the woods, Diana turned him into a stag and then let his dogs devour him. She feared that Actaeon would boast of what he'd seen.
Perhaps Diana couldn't bear her own vulnerability.
Cavafy wrote no poems about Diana the Huntress.