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I am the last Olympian
—Hestia to Perseus Jackson / Book

Hestia is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. She débuts, with her appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Hestia is the virgin greek Goddess of the hearth, home, domesticity, family and the state. She is also the oldest Olympian but since she backed down from the Olympian council, she gave her title to Dionysus in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Hestia is a deity, the daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the older sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter. When Cronus dethroned Uranus (or Ouranos), he told him a prophecy that one day, one of his children will do the same and dethrone him, so Cronus ate each of his children, including the goddess of the hearth, Hestia. Hestia also helped Zeus and the other Olympian gods defeat the titans in the titanomachy. Once the titans were destroyed, Mount Olympus was made. Hestia rejects the marriage suits of Poseidon and Apollo, and swears herself to perpetual virginity. She thus rejects Aphrodite's values and becomes, to some extent, her chaste, domestic complementary, or antithesis. Zeus assigns Hestia a duty to feed and maintain the fires of the Olympian hearth with the fatty, combustible portions of animal sacrifices to the gods. In all the temples of the gods she had a share of honour, and among all mortals she was chief of the goddesses. Hestia was one of the three Goddesses (the other two were Athena and Artemis) whose "hearts" Aphrodite could not affect.

FamilyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chaos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaia
 
Ouranos
 
Pontus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhea
 
Cronus
 
Oceanus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hestia
 
Demeter
 
Hera
 
Hades
 
Poseidon
 
Zeus
 
 



Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Sorry for the closeness of the 6 names of the children

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Hestia did not have any consorts / lovers.
    • She was one of the virgin goddesses. The other two being Athena and Artemis.

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