Arrhephoroi

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Arrhephoria
... two girls aged between seven and eleven were elected to live for a year at a time as arrhephoroi, tending the sacred olive tree and weaving, with the help of other women ... because of the lack of sources, but it is clear that the virginal arrhephoroi are chosen from the noblest families of the city and are deployed in a context of impregnation (dew), sexual power (Aphrodite ... The arrhephoroi were charged with weaving the peplos (garments) for Athena ...