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Hestia (Vesta) - Abstinence Club (Virgin Goddesses)

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Abstinence Club (Virgin Goddesses)

Some people wear promise rings to say that they won't give up their V-card until they get married. Others swear they'll never take those promise rings off. Hestia and her sworn-virgin friends have better things to do than waste their time worrying about boys. Hestia joined this club when both Poseidon and Apollo were competing to marry her. She wasn't down with it, so she begged Zeus to let her be a virgin forever. Amazingly, Zeus was nice (for once) and said it was cool. The Roman version of Hestia is named Vesta, and her followers, the Vestal Virgins, were some of the most honored women in Rome.


Like the rest of gals in this clique, Artemis has better things to do than spend energy on love notes and dating. Artemis and the swarm of virginal nymphs she hangs out with just run around in the woods, hunting and frolicking in forest pools. Artemis takes celibacy seriously... like really seriously. One time, a follower of Artemis named Callisto was tricked into breaking her vow of celibacy, so Artemis turned her into a bear and shot her. Harsh.


Like Hestia, this Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare swore off males for life. You seriously don't want to test Athena on this either. Dudes that try to get in her armor definitely pay for their disrespect. Yeah, she has some anger management issues.

Virgin Mary

Mary has to be in this clique, right? She's got virgin in her name, after all. This chaste woman is most famous for giving birth to Jesus without having relations with any mortal man. Instead, God impregnated her with his son from on high—a little process known as immaculate conception. The conception of Jesus has been compared to that of the Greek hero Perseus, who was conceived when Zeus came to the then virginal Danaë as a golden shower.

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