From Girlhood to Womanhood

A number of years ago, before tethered by the pandemic, I stayed in a seaside hotel on the outskirts of Athens where I stumbled across ancient ruins of the Sanctuary of Artemis. This was the place where the girls of Athens in ancient Greece would travel for their coming-of-age ceremonies to learn the ways of women. Back then, around 700BC, the transition from girlhood to womanhood was considered sacred.

Come with me to the Temple of Artemis in Greece and imagine what life would be like today – if we were inspired and awed by this transition …

I would love to hear your thoughts. Join in the discussion below!

  • Thanks for this video, Anita! It brings back wonderful memories. I never did find this temple despite the long walk I took. I guess I just need to go back!

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