The Roman goddess Diana was not only the chaste goddess of the hunt, but she was also the nurturer of
children and feminine values, and protector of the weak and vulnerable.
In Roman mythology Camilla, the Amazon-like virgin warrior was raised in the wilderness by her father Metabus, king of the Volscians in Italy. Her exploits appear at the end of Virgil's 'Aeneid'. When Camilla was a baby her father, fleeing with her from enemies, came to a flooded river. He tied Camilla to his spear and threw it and baby to the opposite bank, vowing that if the infant survived he would dedicate her to the service of the goddess Diana. Many mothers sought Camilla for a daughter-in-law, but she continued faithful to Diana and repelled the thought of marriage.
Camilla was a favorite of the goddess Diana. Grown up, Camilla deserts the safe forest groves of her divine protector and becomes the bulwark of the Latins' defense against the Trojans. When she is mortally wounded, her patron Diana avenges her:
The parallels to the Betty-Rita storyline are obvious.
Diana’s Greek equivalent is the Goddess Artemis who was always portrayed running with wolves. The labrys has been a symbol of lesbianism since the early 1970s. It's a double-headed ax said to have been used by amazons and also associated with Artemis, the androgynous huntress.