The Goddess Vesta

The Goddess Vesta

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The priestesses or “Vestal Virgins” were similar to nuns living in a semi-enclosed order and they spent most of their time in the central cloister. At any one time there were six priestesses of different ages and seniority, although Dionysius and Plutarch say that at the time of Numa there were only four and that the same number remained thereafter.

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