Hestia's House
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The hearth is the heart of the home, where people gather for warmth.
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salad bowl
hearth fire    wall clock
 
Dutch oven Calypso - the Calico Cat
Author Blaine Hall has long planned to buy or build a home for himself,
 which he sees as the outer manifestation of his inner completion.

He will name it Hestia's House.
Hestia's House - the house

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Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth. She was the eldest daughter of
Cronus and Rhea, and the sister of Zeus and Hera.

Hestia was granted special favors by Zeus,
causing her to be worshipped in every household
and in the temples of all the gods.

The domestic hearth was the religious center of
the household, and in the same way, Hestia was
the religious center of the divine dwelling.

Hestia - detail from a Greek vase Hestia
detail 
from a
Greek
vase

Hestia was courted by Apollo and Zeus, but remained a virgin and stayed
on Mt. Olympus tending the hearth, so she played almost no role in myths.

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Greek woman holding wreath tripod brazier
Ionic column
Greek woman holding pitcher
Greek hearth fire ?

 


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'Hestia's House' is a publication of
Hazelhurst House
Fearrington Village NC