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King James Bible: Matthew, Chapter 25
Chapter 25 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil...
New Testament >> Matthew
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Brigid - The Goddess of Imbolc and Celtic Europe
Celtic Myth | Ireland | Britain | Christianity | A Myth The Pagan goddess Brigid is perhaps one of the oldest goddesses of Celtic Europe still recognized and worshipped. In fact, until the mid-twentieth century in Scotland, she was still welcomed in at Imbolc...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King James Bible: Acts, Chapter 21
Chapter 21 21:1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 21:2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went...
New Testament >> The Acts
King James Bible: I Corinthians, Chapter 7
Chapter 7 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 7:3 Let the husband render unto the...
New Testament >> I Corinthians
King James Bible: Revelation, Chapter 14
Chapter 14 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of...
New Testament >> Revelation

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FALLEN VESTALS
after being charged with crimen incestum. 2. Liberated women, the Vestal Virgins enjoyed privileges not afforded other women in Rome, and were set apart from ...
The Political Position and Symbolism of Ancient Rome's Vestal
I. The Power of Virginity: The Political Position and Symbolism of Ancient Rome's Vestal Virgin. By.
names OF VESTAL VIRGINS listed chronologically
NAMES OF KNOWN VESTAL VIRGINS LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY. DATE ... first Vestal appointed by Numa: Gellius 1.
Vestal Virgins MasterThesis
Jun 23, 2014 A research on the lack of candidates for the function of Vestal Virgin, seen ... 1 Sir T.C.
The Priestess in the Greco-Roman World - Church Society
The most conspicuous were the Vestal. Virgins at Rome, who as guardians of the sacred fire probably repre- sented the king's daughters who had tended the ...

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Virginity: Top 10 Shocking Cultural Traditions Around the World
In ancient Rome, the priestesses were deemed Vestal Virgins. These Vestal Virgins were given the responsibility of keeping their hymens intact for until they were about 30 years old. If they broke their hymen before then, they were usually buried alive.
Michelle Keegan to play 'a brazen virgin' in next TV role as Plebs announce
Keegan will play 'a brazen Vestal Virgin' in the ancient Rome based sitcom, according to the release.
Could women in Ancient Rome hold any power?
The Vestal Virgins (who kept the sacred fire of Rome burning) were of particularly high status.
We're a patriarchy teetering on the edge of fundamentalism, says Feryal Ali Gauhar
In the cinema in particular, the two diametrically-opposed images of women, i.e. the 'sati savatri' or vestal virgin, is seen in contrast to the vamp or the 'fahasha'.
Fact checking the 11th Republican debate
demodocus. My father preferred to pretend i was going to be a vestal virgin. And the no smoking was steady since infancy.

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Vestal Virgin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In ancient Rome, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The College of the Vestals and its ...
Vestal Virgins | Roman religion | Britannica.com
Those chosen as Vestal Virgins had to be of the required age, be freeborn of freeborn and respectable parents (though later the daughters of freedmen were ...
Vestal Virgin - Ancient History Encyclopedia
Vestal Virgins( Latin: Vestales) were the priestesses of the Roman goddess of the hearth, Vesta, in the state religion of ancient Rome. At varying times there ...
Ancient Rome's maidens – who were the Vestal Virgins? - BBC
Sep 7, 2012 For more than 1,000 years Rome's Vestal Virgins, a group of six hand-picked women, held unparalleled positions of status as some of the city's ...
Vestal Virgins - WLGR
Vestal Virgins. Rome, 7th cent. B.

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