Jean Raoux, Ancient Vestals; 1727 ~In ancient Roman religion, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis), were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth.

Vestal Virgins: 1727 by Jean Raoux (Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, France) - Rococo

Public religion took place within a sacred precinct that had been marked out ritually by an augur. The augur was a priest and official in the classical world, especially ancient Rome and Etruria. His main role was to interpret the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds: whether they are flying in groups/alone, what noises they make as they fly, direction of flight and what kind of birds they are. This was known as "taking the auspices." The ceremony and function of the augur was…

Religion in ancient Rome was pretty lenient. It was lenient because you could worship any god you wanted too as long as you paid patronage to the Roman ones too.

#Hestia by Catherine Moore

Keeper of the Flame (Hestia)

by Catherine Moore from Modern Eden Gallery

A George III Coadestone figure of a Vestal Virgin -  dated 1794. 123cm

A George III Coadestone figure of a Vestal Virgin - dated (Thx Seulete)

Lupercalia, "wolf-festival" festival in honor of Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus.  Celebrated February 13-15.  Celebration includes sacrifices of goats and a dog; offering of cakes by the Vestals; fertility rite in which the goatskin-clad or naked Luperci strike women who wish to conceive.  Precursor to Valentine's Day?

Lupercalia - Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.

George Edward Robertson. 1864–1926. Mark Antony's Oration

Shakespeare decided to give Mark Antony his soliloquy and here it is presented with powerful meaning enough to create a turning point in the entire story.

Veiled Vestal Virgin....mesmerizing.“The statue is titled “A veiled Vestal Virgin” by Raffaelle Monti (1818-1881). It was commissioned by the sixth Duke of Devonshire on 18 October 1846 and the piece can be dated to 1847.

“The statue is titled “A veiled Vestal Virgin” by Raffaelle Monti It was commissioned by the sixth Duke of Devonshire on 18 October 1846 and the piece can be dated to 1847

The Vestal Virgins

Vestal Virgins: The Pious Maidens of Ancient Rome

The Vestal Virgins

1728, Modern Virgins. Jean Raoux

The modern virgins to Jean Raoux we manufacture for you on watercolor paper, canvas or poster paper. Optional with stretcher, passepartout and decorative frame.

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Legendary Women of Antiquity; Zenobia, Helen of Troy & Cleopatra: Paintings of Ancient History & articles by Howard David Johnson; Great Women of Ancient Greek, Roman & Middle Eastern History

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Discover the Art of Wang Lin, a Chinese hobbyist digital artistliving in Hong Kong and creating a web comic called GhostBlade

Greek Muses In ancient Greece. The 9 Muses were considered sources of knowledge and providers of inspiration to creators of literature and art. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)

Greek Muses In ancient Greece. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)

Vesta Mythology | Vestal Virgins | Keep The Fire Burning

Roman Goddess Vesta represents the sacred heart or hearth of the home, the central fire which supplies heat and on which food is cooked. Nourishment and warmth, home and the center are Hers.

The Murder of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, by Lord Clifford. He died at the age of seventeen after the Battle of Wakefield (30 December 1460) during the Wars of the Roses. He had fought in the battle at the side of his father, Richard, Duke of York.

Edmund, Earl of Rutland May 1443 – 30 December Shown here being killed at the age of 17 in the War of the Roses. He was son of Richard of York and Cecily Neville. His brothers later became kings Edward IV and Richard III.

Escultura de Vesta Museo del Vaticano, Roma.  Jorge A. Rizo

She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus. She was depicted as a modestly veiled woman, whose symbols are the hearth and kettle. In some accounts, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians in favor of Dionysus.

In the Temple of Vesta Hölscher

Temple of Goddess Vesta (Ancient Virgins)

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