Story of Hestia

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  • Hestia eldest daughter of Cronos and Rhea.
  • Cronos swallowing his children Hestia, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, and Hera.
  • Zeus giving his father Cronos poison wine to make him throw up Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Poseidon, and Hades.
  • Hestia goddess of the hearth, home, domesticity, family, and the state. Hestia lives on Mount Olympus tending to the Hearth.
  • The hearth and its fire represent Hestia because the hearth was belived to be the heart of the family. Hestia was belived to be the hearth of homes in Greece to warm and welcom people.
  • Every meal began and ended with an offering to Hestia. Each city had a public hearth that was sacred to Hestia that was never allowed to go out. Hestia is described as a kind, forgiving and discreet goddess with a passive, non-confrontational nature.
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