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- n. Greek Mythology The goddess of the hearth, daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
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- proper n. The virgin goddess of the hearth, fire, and the household, and therefore a deity of domestic life.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta
While Hestia is attempting to return to Winterstrike, Essegui chases her sister who has escaped her confinement and is now on the run.
Essegui Harn, cousin of Hestia, is the eldest daughter to a family, one with high ambitions and terrible secrets.
What may we suppose him to have meant who gave the name Hestia?
The name Hestia embodies not the divinization of a concrete object, but the recognition of the divine person presiding over the object in question.
In Rome, the day was dedicated to Vesta, also known as Hestia in Greece.
[Greek name Hestia] The Roman and Greek goddess of the hearth and home.
The so-called Hestia (Vesta) which formerly belonged to the
We must conclude, then, that every part and member of the earth carries its vestige of this principle of growth, an under-phase of that entire principle which belongs not to this or that member but to the earth as a whole: next in order is the nature [the soul-phase], concerned with sensation, this not interfused [like the vegetal principle] but in contact from above: then the higher soul and the Intellectual-Principle, constituting together the being known as Hestia [Earth-Mind] and Demeter [Earth-Soul] — a nomenclature indicating the human intuition of these truths, asserted in the attribution of a divine name and nature.
He heard Sirius walking down the hall, then the clattering of the chain on the front door, and then a deep voice he recognised as Kingsley Shacklebolt's saying, 'Hestia's just relieved me, so she's got Moody's Cloak now, thought I'd leave a report for Dumbledore ...'
_ See also the article "Hestia" in Roscher's _Ausführliches Lexikon der Griechischen und Römischen Mythologie_.
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