Tag Archives: vestal virgins

Priestesses and Prostitutes

One rather controversial idea presented in a book I read recently was that temple prostitution didn’t actually exist. I’m not sure if she was referring just to the Arabian Peninsula, or proposing that it didn’t happen anywhere. There’s apparently a … Continue reading

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Not Built in a Day

Since the date of our New Year dates back to the Romans, what better to write about today than the myths surrounding the founding of Rome? Of course, the year didn’t start on the first of January at that point. … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Breakin’ My Hearth

As goddess of the hearth, Hestia was a quite important deity in ancient Greek and Roman society, but there is very little mythology pertaining to her. It’s strange how the phrase “hearth and home” is still pretty commonly used, even … Continue reading

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