The Temple of Juno at Burning Man 2012 by David Best

At Burning Man 2012, The Temple of Juno will be constructed to serve as the “spiritual refuge where thousands gather to reflect and to mourn their loss.” Longtime Temple builder, artist David Best, will once again create the “emotional centerpiece” of Burning Man. A fundraising campaign has started on Kickstarter to bring The Temple of Juno to Black Rock City this year.

This year’s temple is also known as ‘The Temple of Juno’. Why the name? The theme for this year’s Burning Man event is ‘Fertility 2.0’. Juno was a Roman goddess who had many roles and epithets; among those that she held were as a fertility deity and overseer of childbirth, a protectress of women and the community, and a preserver of marriages.