The story centers on Stavia, daughter of the leader of Marthatown, as she grows from the age of ten to womanhood, discovering the secrets of the matriarchy.
Learning to tame occasionally erratic emotions, fight frequent fluctuations in weight and endure premenstrual complications is a natural part of womanhood.
Jewelry with this symbol is sometimes accompanied by a nude woman's form to represent the goddess and womanhood.
It's about tradition and celebrating your entry into womanhood with your loved ones.
Still others are excited to finally enter the realm of womanhood, especially those who were late bloomers and were still wearing undershirts while all the other girls around them were wearing bras.
For many years the island was inhabited by greybeards and children; the young men and women of all classes, so soon as they had reached manhood and womanhood, crossed Bass Strait, and entered upon the wider life and the more brilliant prospects which first Victoria, and subsequently New South Wales and Queensland, afforded them.
To a youth and womanhood of storm and stress had succeeded an old age of serene activity and then of calm decay.
As she grew to womanhood she became inclined to silence, and spent much of her time in solitude and prayer.
A strong type of womanhood is revealed in the correspondence of St Boniface with various Saxon Benedictine nuns, some in England and some who accompanied him to the continent and there established great convents.
Slight as the story is, it is worked out into one of the most affecting poems in the language, and gives to literature one of its most perfect types of womanhood and of "affection that hopes and endures and is patient."