A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 8

Today’s topic is variations on the deity. This could include aspects or regional forms. However, Hestia really doesn’t HAVE “aspects” as such, but only “perhaps” some regional variations. The most notable variation would be the Roman Goddess Vesta, who some would argue is not the same Goddess as Hestia, but rather a similar Goddess. (Full disclosure — I’m one of those people)

Because Hestia is the Goddess of the Hearth and even shares her name with the hearth, it is likely that regional variations would have been kept more to a minimum. This would be simply because EVERYONE understood Her in similar ways.

It is not that Hestia isn’t a well-developed deity that this occurs, but rather that She is less “regional” and more “universal” in the Hellenic world.

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