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Hestia

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Roman Name: Vestia

 

Hestia was the least known he twelve God’s. She played no part in the myths. She was the eldest of the Olympians. Hestia was the God of Hearth. She was a virgin Goddess alike her sisters Athena and Artemis. All meals would start with a prayer to her, thanking for their food. And the meal would also end with a prayer. Every city would have a public hearth sanctified to Hestia, where there was fire which would never be allowed to burn out. She was known as the most pleasant,and caring all the Olympians. Her followers were known as the Vestals.