The hearth is the heart of the home, where people gather
Author Blaine Hall has long planned to buy or build a home for himself,
which he sees as the outer manifestation of his inner
He will name it Hestia's House.
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
the household, and in the same way, Hestia was
the religious center of the divine dwelling.
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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