Definitions: (1) pure in thought and act; innocent; virtuous; (2) clean and modest; immaculate; (3) free from obscenity; incorrupt; spotless

Derivation: Latin, “morally pure”

Synonyms: modest, simple, unaffected, uncontaminated, undefiled

Quote: I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.  — Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) American science fiction author & aeronautical engineer

Symbols: 1) the swan; 2) the unicorn

Fictional Figure: Britomart, a “Lady Knight,” personified chastity and carried an irresistible magic spear. — Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) English poet, The Faërie Queene {1590}
     See also: Virginal

Legendary Figure: Sir Galahad was one of King Arthur’s knights, and the son of Sir Lancelot. He was able to find the Holy Grail because of his great nobility and purity, and was celebrated for his chastity.

Mythological Figure: Bona Dea is the Roman deity of fertility and chastity who was worshiped only by women.