Hestia and Hermes — conflict resolvers

Hestia with her emphasis on family and cohesion and Hermes with his emphasis on communications are paired in my mind for dealing with issues. This was brought to mind recently with a “family” round table to discuss issues that my extended “adopted” family have had.

Thankfully, this is a pairing that is already found in the Homeric Hymn to Hestia which also includes lines honoring Hermes.  To me this indicates that the ancients found some of the same congruences between these two Gods.

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