|Position||warm goddess of fire, the fire elemental goddess, neutral|
|Allies|| Athena |
|Personality||Warm, kind , distant, gentle , fiery when mad.|
|Goddess of||Fire, homes, family, the hearth.|
Hestia, daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Rhea is known as the "Great Mother" She is the Titan of female fertility, and motherhood. Hestia was the first Olympian in Mount Olympus, and is the older sister of Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus (in that order). Her father Cronus is a Titan, and was the king of the Titans until the Titanomacy. Goddess of homes, the hearth, cooking and fire. She can cause natural disasters like volcano eruptions and can do much harm if she's angry. Hestia is also a maiden, who wants to have nothing to do with men.
She is also a calm and peaceful goddess. She is also one of the founding 12 Olympians. According to some myths, when Dionysus was made a God, there was much dispute as to whether he would get the throne he had been promised, and if so who would have to give their throne up. Hestia, ever the peacekeeper, offered Dionysus her throne and made her place by the hearth of Olympus instead.
Hestia's gallery can be found here.
Hestia is one of the most important goddesses. She is the goddess of the home and hearth. She is the protector of the house and she keeps the home fires burning. She is the mediator of the Olympians, she keeps the peace on Mount Olympus and her hearth is always open to those who seek comfort. Her temper is volcanic in nature; it is very hard to make her cross and she is slow to anger, but when she finally gets angry, her rage is a force of nature, something mighty to behold. She can control fire, and her flames give her a warm and kind personality. She watches over homes and make sure that they don‘t catch fire. She only sets fire to a house when grievous sins have been committed by those who reside within that house.
- Hestia, Athena and Artemis are Maidens, also known as Virginity goddesses, who do not take interest in men. Additionally, Metis is also a Virgin goddess but gave birth to Athena. She is not one of the main Virgin goddesses.
- Hestia swore her oath to be a Virgin Goddess because both Apollo and Poseidon asked for her hand in marriage. Hestia did not want to cause turmoil by choosing one or the other. When she expressed her wish to never marry, and Zeus granted it saying that if she swore and oath of virginity, she would be granted the central place in the house; the hearth.
- Hestia can control volcanoes, fire and can cause natural volcano disasters if she's mad, even though Hephaestus is the official volcano god.
- Because Hestia must stay by her hearth on Olympus and tend the fire, her only manifestation among humans is the crackling of the fire. It is said that the crackling of flames is the sound of the Goddess laughing.
Hestia's official Greek name is Ἑστια.
When Hestia was born she was perfect. She practically glowed with power. Her father, Cronus, had been cursed by his father, Ouranos, that Cronus‘ children would all be more powerful than him. When Cronus beheld Hestia’s perfection, and more importantly the threat she posed to his throne, he panicked and swallowed her. Each of Hestia’s siblings that were subsequently born, were also swallowed by Cronus. Hestia was the eldest, then Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus were born in that order. By the time Zeus was born, their mother, Rhea, was tired of seeing all her children swallowed by their father. So she swapped Zeus for a stone swaddled in blankets. Zeus was raised by nymphs and when he was older, he came back to Cronus’ palace to free his siblings. He fed Cronus wine that had been drugged, and Cronus vomited up his siblings in the opposite order than they had been born. It is for this reason that Zeus is sometimes viewed as the oldest and Hestia the youngest.
- If angry, Hestia can trigger volcanoes.
- Hestia can do anything with fire and is an expert fire-bender.
- Hestia can technically fly, because of flaming jets out of her feet.
- Hestia can withstand extreme heat and can practically bathe inside a volcano.
Hestia's Roman name is Vesta.
Hestia has been chosen to be this Wikia's theme in the coming months.