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Hestia

 
 
                                                                   Hestia
 
Pure goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus and sister of Zeus. She was depicted as a modestly veiled woman, whose symbols are the hearth and kettle.
 
 She was very passive in nature she even gave up her seat on Mount Oympus and gave up being one of the Olympian Gods to Dionysus so Hestia could go tend to the sacred flame on Mount Olympus.
 
This very non-confontial nature continues when she swears an oath of virtue on Zeus's head and refuses to take a husband so as to not hurt anyones feelings and start a fight amoung the other gods.
Hestia is both the oldest and the youngest of all her sisters; Demeter and Hera and her brother Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. She was the first to be born and eaten by Cronus but that she was the last to be set free from within Cronus's belly.
 
Even though she was not the Queen of the gods, she was the most important, and therefore in greek celebrations both the first and the last sacrifices, blessing and offerings where made to hestia.
 
Hestia was a chaste and virtuous godess and due to this nature she has no children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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