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Brauronia

Statues of young girls like this one were often dedicated to Artemis at Brauron.

This was a festival celebrated each year at Brauron near Athens. An unusual feature of the festival involved young girls aged between 5 and 10. The girls dressed up and acted as bears to appease the goddess.