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Transcript of Hestia
Her Greek and Roman Names
A Myth About Hestia
TV/Movie Character Hestia Reminds Me Of
More Sources Cited
Greek name is Hestia
Name in Greek is στια, which literally means "hearth"
Roman name is Vesta
Parents: Cronus and Rhea
Oldest of the Olympians (but also the youngest)
Siblings include: Demeter, Hades, Hera, Poseidon, and Zeus
Was never married, although Apollo and Zeus had wanted to marry her
There are very few myths about Hestia, but here is one about her birth and she and her siblings' being swallowed by Cronus.
Goddess of the Hearth
The Sky and Earth, Cronus' parents, told him that he would be overthrown by his son. So, he started to swallow his children. As soon as Rhea gave birth to Hestia, her first child, Cronus swallowed her. Each of her other siblings also were swallowed as soon as they were born. Rhea tricked Cronus by giving him a wrapped-up rock instead of letting him swallow Hades, the sixth child. Finally, Metis gave Cronus a drug so he would disgorge the rock and his other children. Because Hestia had been swallowed first, she was the last to be disgorged. So, Hestia is considered both the youngest and oldest of the Olympian gods and goddesses.
Goddess of fire and the hearth (civic, and at home)
Romans believed that their ancestor Aeneas had brought sacred fire from Troy to Italy.
Thought that if Vesta's fire went out, there would be a horrible disaster in Rome.
Had special people who made sure the flame didn't go out in her temple.
Greeks had Hestia's sacred fire burning in their capital cities
Took it to new colonies when they were founded
Greek families honored her by keeping the coals burning, even after the fire in the hearth went out
Tended the fire on Mt. Olympus, but lived among the mortals
Most "well behaved" of the Olympian gods and goddesses
Immune to Aphrodite's powers
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Hestia is like Wall-E from the movie Wall-E
They are both similar, because they both always try to find a solution to an argument or to a problem.
They are also similar because both don't get into disagreements and are both kind.