Goddess Hestia


Greek goddess of the hearth and home, Hestia.

As the first child of Kronos yet the last to be liberated from his belly by Zeus, Hestia epitomizes both the Maiden and the Crone.

Hestia is venerated in the house as the goddess of the holy flame, where she gives protection and the warmth required to maintain life.

Security, blessings, and family love are all brought about by her presence in the house.

Hestia is a real virgin goddess who rejects sexual approaches from both humans and gods, preferring to stay pure.

She is represented as a youthful lady with a veil on her head or as an older, matronly figure.