Hestia

God of Hearth and Home

Hestia

Hestia is related to warmth and comfort. Hestia is usually associated with Hermes, the god of communication. Priapus tried to rape Hestia but was unsuccessful Hestia is non-judgmental and forgiving. She was the “Keeper of the Reserves” the cook for the gods. She stayed home on Mount Olympus and was always welcoming others. Hestia was puked up by her father. Hestia was a very private person.

Her symbols was the flame and circle. She was the eldest child. One of twelve great Olympians. Sister of Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Called Vesta by Romans. Roman temple of Hestia was meant for virgin. Hestia is the daughter of Rhea and Cronus. Hestia is the daughter of Rhea and Cronus.

Hestia’s origin remains unclear. She has little mythology and maintained a private cult. She presides over all sacrifices. Hestia had the idea of building houses. In her town a flame burned in her honor. Hestia had a sanctuary it became known as a place a refuge. She was the first born. Cronus swallowed her at birth. She was to protect home, family and city. She was the Goddess of hearth and home. Only goddess with an apparent dark side. Hestia is modest, gentle, and self-sufficient. She was purposed to by Apollo and Poseidon. She was the least known Goddess because she doesn’t participate in fights and war. She was felt in the living flame.she resembled fire divinity.

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