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Hestia Goddess of Hearth
Transcript of Hestia Goddess of Hearth
Hestia had temples and shrines devoted to her. She ruled over many temples of the city and ruled over the hearths of every home. "HESTIA" In one of the myths Hestia was Apollo and Poseidon both wanted to marry her. She refused to marry either one of them and became the only goddess that remained a virgin. "HESTIA" Works Cited *http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Hestia.html *http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Hestia/hestia.html *http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hestia/ *http://goddess-power.com/hestia.htm One of Hestia's many accomplishments was that she gave up her seat as one of the original 12 Olympians for the god Dionysus (God of Wine) just to prevent conflict between the rest of the Olympians. In result of that, the Greek culture gave small offerings to Hestia. "BIRTH & MAIDENHOOD OF HESTIA" How was Hestia Honored? In honor of Hestia hearth fires were to be burning at all times in her honor because she kept fires buring on Mt. Olympus burning. Another way the greeks honored her were to preform a ritual to light and to put out the hearth fires. "Goddess Archetype Hestia"