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ˈhɛs ti əhes·ti·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hestianoun

    (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta

Wiktionary

  1. Hestianoun

    virgin goddess of the hearth fire, and therefore domestic life; sister to Zeus, oldest daughter of Rhea and Cronos.

    Etymology: From the Greek ἑστία, meaning hearth, house, home, and family.

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  1. Hestia

    In Ancient Greek religion Hestia, is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family and the state. In Greek mythology she is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Hestia received the first offering at every sacrifice in the household. In the public domain, the hearth of the prytaneum functioned as her official sanctuary. With the establishment of a new colony, flame from Hestia's public hearth in the mother city would be carried to the new settlement. She sat on a plain wooden throne with a white woolen cushion and did not trouble to choose an emblem for herself. Her Roman equivalent is Vesta.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hestia

    called Vesta by the Romans, the Greek goddess of the hearth, or rather the fire that burns in it, the guardian of domestic life, conceived of as a most sacred charge.

Mythology

  1. Hestia

    (Hes′tia). The Greek name of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth.

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  1. saithe

  2. shatei

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hestia in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hestia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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