Hestia

Roman Name : Vesta

Goddess of hearth,architecture and the right ordering of domesticity and the family.

Character Traits


  • Calm
  • Secure
  • Stable
  • Welcoming
  • Mild
  • Gentle
  • Forgiving
  • Serene

Facts

  • Virgin goddesses
  • Most gentle of gods
  • Does not play a role in many myths
  • Sister of Zeus
  • Oldest of the Olympians
  • Symbols are Fire and a Hearth
  • Made a pledge to Zeus to never be married
  • Parents are Cronus and Rhea
  • Siblings Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter and Hera

Strengths

  • Modest towards herself and others
  • Welcoming to everyone
  • Dedicated to her job

Weaknesses

  • Self Sacrificing by putting others first and never being happy

Fun Facts

  • Sacred Animal is a Cow
  • Ancient Greek People thought all fires came from Hestia
  • Was ate by her Father
  • She is not publicly worshiped, which also explains the lack of shrines dedicated to her
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Our Sources

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