Focus: Vesta Vesta grew up to be a beautiful maiden, Her graceful appearance gained Vesta the lustful attention from numerous male gods.
Focus: From Vesta to Apollo to Poseidon Vesta was very pretty, so it was no surprise that Both Poseidon and Apollo fell in love with her. Her looks, her characteristics, her every movement, they were captivated by it all.
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Focus: Zeus, then high shot They both happened to meet when they asked for Zeus' permission to marry his sister, Vesta. Vesta made her say; vowing to remain a maiden forever, by placing her hand on Zeus' head.
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Focus: From Zeus to Vesta Vesta's high status was granted to her by Zeus because of her oath to remain a virgin and never marry. As the goddess of the hearth fire, Vesta was gifted the honour of being at the centre of every house and entitled to a share of every sacred offering made by the ancient Greeks by Zeus. Vesta's refusal to marry Poseidon and Apollo is the source of her great power as a goddess.
Focus: From the fire to each Vestal Because of Vesta's oath, Rome chooses Six Vestal Virgins to keep the hearth safe, each maiden particularly chosen from Rome's most distinguished families. If one were to break their oath, they immediately get sentenced, live burial. The vestal virgins represent the goddess they worship, in this case, Vesta, Thus they must be pure and never marry, just like Vesta.
The flame represents the continuation of Rome and the continuing virginity of the Vestal priestesses, it was believed that if the flame ever went out, the city would be in danger. A Vestal's chastity is not only her class or modest spirit and body but also ritual purity. A vestal must never let the flame die out, her life, the lives of the other vestals and the stability of Rome depends upon it. This displays how cultural traditions can influence the Roman people.