As the goddess of the hearth-fire, Hestia also presided over the altar flame and the sacrificial feast. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in. Existing civic cults to Hestia probably served as stock for the grafting of Greek ruler-cult to the Roman emperor, the Imperial family and Rome itself. Once the gods won, she would become an Olympian. By chance old Silenus had left the donkey he came on by a gently burbling stream. There was, however, a separate temple of Hestia at Hermione, though it contained no image of her, but only an altar. Protection of the sanctity of the home.
University of California Press. He swallowed his first-born daughter Hestia, then Demeter and Hera, and Poseidon and Haides. Vesta [Hestia], Ceres [Demeter], Juno [Hera], Juppiter [Zeus], Pluto [Haides], Neptunus [Poseidon]. Aphrodite could not bend or ensnare her heart. Her fire is truly sacred, and if a hearth goes cold from neglect or mourning it is relit with something called a firewheel. In classical sculpture she was also veiled, with a kettle as her attribute.
Hestia - Greek Goddess of Home and Hearth | Crystal Vaults
He swallowed his first-born daughter Hestia, then Demeter and Hera, and Poseidon and Haides. Hestia was the first and "the last" daughter of Cronus and Rhea. As the goddess of the hearth-fire, Hestia also presided over the altar flame and the sacrificial feast. Part of the meal was thrown in the fire as ceremonial offering to the goddess.
Hestia - Greek Goddess of Home and Hearth