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Hestia

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Roman Name: Vesta

Pronunciation: HE est tuh

Job:  Goddess of the Hearth, Family and Peace.
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Birth: Daughter of Kronos and Rheia. One of the children eaten by Kronos.
Marriage: She never married.
Children: She didn't have any children but looked after orphans and missing children.

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Interesting Facts about Hestia:

Hestia is the eldest sister of Zeus but she chose to spend her time, not on Olympus, but on earth with the mortals. She protects orphans and missing children. She is the goddess of humble domestic joy. She is also one of only three who are immune to the spells of Aphrodite, the other two are Athene and Artemis. Hestia does not have a distinct personality. She plays no part in myths. She is  the symbol of the house. Each city had a public hearth sacred to Hestia, where the fire was never allowed to go out. Of all the Olympians, she is the mildest, most upright and most charitable.

 
 

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