Meet Hestia-The Greek Goddess of the Heart and Home

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Meet Hestia-The Greek Goddess of the Heart and Home

Meet Hestia-The Greek Goddess of the Hearth and Home

A greek statue of Hestia, she is seen with a cloak draped over her head to symbolize warmth.

"Hestia, the Heart of your Home!"

Hestia by a hearth, showing her association with fire. Again, she is seen wearing a cloak.

Although there are no direct myths tied to Hestia, it is said that colonists carried coal from their old homes to start a fire at a new settlement. This fire was constantly tended to, and was never aloowed to go out. This was done in hope of creating an eternal and prosperous home.

Hestia, whos Roman name is Vesta, is the eldest daughter of Cronos and Rhea. She normally takes the form of a young woman. She associated with the hearth, and flame.

A painting of Hestia, she is incorperated with fire.

A drawing of hestia in front of the fireplace, showing her connection with the home and hearth.

Hestia next to a hearth.

Hestia next to a hearth.

Hestia has no real powers, but she acted as the hearth for the Olympians of Mt. Olympus.

The video link is in the photo below. The video will summarize information of the Goddess Hestia.


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