Greek ἑταίρα. Courtesans, companions, elite women in ancient Greek society.
"We can recall (in Greece) the priestesses of love, the Hetairas (ἑταίρα). They were sacred in the most complete sense of the word, and knew how to administer that which is called “love,” and men had to be obedient to them." - Samael Aun Weor, Woman's Saintly Predestination