Hestia is a Greek goddess from Greece. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
She was once the most important goddess. She has 1 brother his name is Zeus. She was the first born of the six
Olympian goddesses. Hestia and her siblings were all swallowed by their father Cronus upon birth (so he thought).
she was the eldest daughter.
Hestia's roman name was Vesta. her symbol was fire. Hearth as a symbol of life and home as
well as her altar. The hearth was kept lit at mount. Olympus.
Hestia's other symbols are...
white and gold
hearth to riches fire
her festival day is December 31
tarragon, thyme savory, fresh fennel, coriander, parsley, dill
sweet wines like port, sherry, rieslings, and congac
Ancient greeks prayed to Hestia before and after they ate. The prayer goes like this...
keeper of the hearth flame, I implor you
guide my heart head and hands to keep my
home beautiful, clean,
full of joy,
every fire on earth was caused by Hestia. When the fires were almost out and everyone
mouend from an old city one they would carry the live coals to the new city.
sweet modesty, dressed young woman
her strengths are, constant, calm, gentle, and supportive of the family and home
her weakness is cool emotionally
Hestia was the sweetest, gentlest and most generous of all the olympians, but she never married
or had children. She never disagreed with any one, she never took sides with anyone in an
argument either. Hestia retained her virginity and became a re-born virgin (she was an eternal virgin).
Posiden, and Apollp sought to court her but she refused them both.