Influence and legacy
While temples dedicated to Hestia were rare, all prytaneion were considered her sanctuaries, and housed an altar specifically dedicated to her. Even if sacrificed to other gods were offered, a part of them was always reserved to Hestia.
6th century BCE
5th century BCE
- Hestia's name is the Greek word ἑστίᾰ (hestía) for 'home, hearth, altar'; the Greek word for 'restaurant, banquet hall', εστιατόριο (estiatório), is derived from ἑστίᾰ.
- According to the myths, the Titan Kronos devoured every child he begat with his sister-wife Rhea. When Zeus saved his siblings, they accompanied him as the new gods, and became part of the twelve mightiest. In order from oldest to youngest, the children were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon before Zeus.