Chastity (See also Modesty, Purity, Virginity.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Chastity (See also Modesty, Purity, Virginity.)

  1. Agnes, St. virgin saint and martyr. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 76]
  2. Artemis (Rom. Diana) moon goddess; virgin huntress. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 36]
  3. Bona Dea goddess; so chaste no one but husband sees her after marriage. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
  4. Britomart embodiment of purity. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  5. Claudia proves innocence by rescuing goddess’ ship. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 70]
  6. Cunegunda proves innocence by walking unharmed on hot ploughshares. [Christian Hagiog.: Hall, 86]
  7. Gawain, Sir remained chaste despite the temptations offered him each night by his hostess. [Br. Lit.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Benét, 934]
  8. Joseph resisted the advances of Potiphar’s wife. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
  9. lapis lazuli emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
  10. mirror of Alasnam by clearness or opacity shows woman’s purity. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Tale of Zayn Alasnam” ]
  11. orange blossoms symbolic of chastity when used in wedding ceremonies. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  12. phoenix in Middle Ages, attribute of chastity personified. [Art: Hall, 246]
  13. sapphire emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
  14. tortoise symbol of sexual purity. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 21]
  15. unicorn capturable only by virgins; thus, a test of chastity. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 105]
  16. Venus Verticordia Venus invoked to make women pure once more. [Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1126]