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Chastity

Agnes, St.
virgin saint and martyr. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 76]
Artemis
(Rom. Diana) moon goddess; virgin huntress. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 36]
Bona Dea
goddess; so chaste no one but husband sees her after marriage. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
Britomart
embodiment of purity. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Claudia
proves innocence by rescuing goddess’ ship. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 70]
Cunegunda
proves innocence by walking unharmed on hot ploughshares. [Christian Hagiog.: Hall, 86]
Gawain, Sir
remained chaste despite the temptations offered him each night by his hostess. [Br. Lit.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Benét, 934]
Joseph
resisted the advances of Potiphar’s wife. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
lapis lazuli
emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
mirror of Alasnam
by clearness or opacity shows woman’s purity. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Tale of Zayn Alasnam” ]
orange blossoms
symbolic of chastity when used in wedding ceremonies. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
phoenix
in Middle Ages, attribute of chastity personified. [Art: Hall, 246]
sapphire
emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
tortoise
symbol of sexual purity. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 21]
unicorn
capturable only by virgins; thus, a test of chastity. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 105]
Venus Verticordia
Venus invoked to make women pure once more. [Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1126]
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Drawing from interviews with Jain nuns in India, Sherry Fohr explores a traditional--yet continually expanding--narrative tradition that links chastity to supernatural power.
Theiss observes that the Qing code required women to be active moral agents defending their chastity and making their own definitions of virtue.
In one such case, a man killed his wife because she refused to pay the respect due to his parents (86-87): this was clearly against Confucian norms, but had nothing to do with the virtue of chastity.
Jason Evert, a Catholic chastity speaker, thinks providing contraception as an option for teens undermines the message of abstinence until marriage.
You'll have to wait until June when the book is released to see if it reveals why Chastity called Ellen DeGeneres "too gay" back in the day when C.
Phil, along with three other continent students, was ringing in National Chastity Week on the first Valentine's Day of the new millennium (or the last of the old millennium).
According to Williamson, Chastity attends the Landsdowne Centre for Physically Challenged Children in Brantford a couple of days a week, but goes to school at Oliver M.
The justices found that its actual objective had been to discourage premarital sex and, in the words of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, "to protect purity, to preserve chastity, to encourage continence and self restraint, to defend the sanctity of the home, and thus to engender in the State and nation a virile and virtuous race of men and women.
The poets after Homer, however, stressed Artemis' chastity and her delight in the hunt, dancing and music, shadowy groves, and the cities of just men.
The common name "Monk's Pepper" refers to the medieval belief that utilizing potions made from the berries helped monks maintain their vows of chastity.
This practical book, written in the thin-column style of Peter Maurin's Easy Essays, shows how the vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity can shape lay and religious life.
The agency attached in its complaint the affidavit of another street urchin, who identified Mesa as the policeman who kicked Chastity in the face and body while she was sleeping on the street.