Goddess of 
Hearth & Home 





Roman name: Vesta

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Hestia had two sisters. One was Hera, the queen of all the gods, and the goddess of marriage. The other was Demeter, the important goddess of the harvest. Hestia also had an important job. She was the goddess of hearth and home. To the ancient Greek women, Hestia was the most important goddess of all. 

There are not many myths about Hestia. There did not need to be. Every day, when the ancient Greek women gathered in their central courtyards to sew, to cook, or to listen to stories of the gods, they knew Hestia was watching over them. They never doubted it. It gave them great comfort. 

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