Roman name: Vesta
Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
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
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.
Explore Ancient Greece