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Hygeia (Salus) - Abstinence Club (Virgin Goddesses)

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Abstinence Club (Virgin Goddesses)

The girls in this club have made the decision to never give up their V-Card. That means, like the rest of the virgin goddesses, Hygeia decided to never worry her pretty little head about boys. More time to focus on bringing good health to all.


Hestia, goddess of the hearth, joined this club when both Poseidon and Apollo were competing to marry her. Not wanting to ever be any god's wife, 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 called 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 waste her time worrying about love. Instead of spending energy on dating, Artemis and her swarm of virginal nymphs just ran around in the woods, hunting and frolicking in forest pools. Artemis took celibacy seriously—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. (Um...harsh?)


Like Artemis, 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 tried to get in her armor definitely paid for their disrespect. One time, Hephaestus tried to force himself on her, and she totally punked him down.

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. The conception of Jesus has actually 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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