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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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