Vestal Virgin
In ancient Roman religion, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The College of the Vestals and its well-being was regarded as f...
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Claudia (Roman mythology)
Claudia was an ancient Roman Vestal Virgin and the daughter of Appius Claudius Pulcher. She intervened to save her father from attack by a group of plebeians. The crowd attempted to drag him from his ...
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Rhea Silvia
Rhea Silvia /ˈriːə ˈsɪlviə/ (also written as Rea Silvia), and also known as Ilia /ˈɪliə/, was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome. Her story is told in t...
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Tuccia
Tuccia was an ancient Roman Vestal Virgin whose chastity was questioned by a spurious accusation. When the piety of holy men and women was doubted by sceptics, the gods could perform miracles to vind...
Aquilia Severa
Iulia Aquilia Severa was the second and fourth wife of Emperor Elagabalus. She was the daughter of Quintus Aquilius, twice consul under Caracalla. The praenomen of Julia was given to her after becomin...
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Caecilia Metella Balearica (priestess)
Caecilia Metella, (fl. 1st century BC), elder daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus, was a Vestal Virgin and a Priestess of the Goddess Juno Sospita. During Sulla's lifetime, Metella was t...
Saints Chrysanthus and Daria
Saints Chrysanthus and Daria (3rd century – c. 283) are saints of the Early Christian period. Their names appear in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum, an early martyr's list, and a church was built in t...
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Sacred fire of Vesta
12°29′10″E / 41.891742°N 12.486176°E / 41.891742; 12.486176The sacred fire of Vesta was an sacred eternal flame in Ancient Rome. The Vestal Virgins, originally numbering two, ...
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Coelia Concordia
Coelia Concordia was the last vestal virgin in history and the last Vestalis Maxima or Chief Vestal. The Temple of Vesta was closed in 391 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, and Coelia stepped down fr...
Alexander of Abonoteichus
Alexander of Abonoteichus (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀβωνοτειχίτης), also called Alexander the Paphlagonian (c. 105-c. 170 CE), was a Greek mystic and oracle, and the founder of the Glycon cult...
House of the Vestals
The House of the Vestal Virgins (Latin: Atrium Vestae) was the residence of Vestal Virgins, located behind the circular Temple of Vesta at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum, between the Regia an...
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