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Virginity

See also Chastity, Purity.
Agnes, St.
patron saint of virgins. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 16]
Atala
Indian maiden learns too late she can be released from her vow to remain a virgin. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Athena
goddess who had no love affairs and never married, called Parthenos, ‘the Virgin.’ [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
Cecilia, St.
consecrated self to God, bridegroom followed suit. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 81–82]
Chrysanthus and Daria, Sts.
sexless marriage for glory of God. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 86]
Drake, Temple
chastity makes her the object of attacks. [Am. Lit.: Sanctuary]
garden, enclosed
wherein grow the red roses of chastity. [Christian Symbolism: De Virginibus, Appleton, 41]
Josyan
steadfastly retains virginity for future husband. [Br. Lit.: Bevis of Hampton]
Lygia
foreign princess remains chaste despite Roman orgies. [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
lily
symbol of Blessed Virgin; by extension, chastity. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 57–58]
ostrich egg
symbolic of virgin birth. [Art: Hall, 110]
red and white roses, garland of
emblem of virginity, esp. of the Virgin Mary. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 374]
Vestals
six pure girls; tended fire sacred to Vesta. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Virgin Mary, Blessed
mother of Jesus. [Christianity: NCE, 1709]
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A mainstay of Trojan sexual custom, ensuring the availability and submission of women to men as soon as they are fertile, the ritual deflowering initiates young girls into the basic female societal role in Troy--provider of sex and children.
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