A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 28

As this month draws closer to an end, today’s topic involves the worst misconception about Hestia that I’ve encountered. Put very simply, because there is not a lot of mythology that involves Hestia in comparison to the other Olympian Theoi, people think of Hestia as a “minor” Goddess instead of being integral to the order of the Cosmos.

Not a single one of the children of Cronus and Rhea are in any way “minor” deities, as they’re the ones who took over the rule of the Cosmos from the Titans who were in charge before them. The Sons of Cronus ruled the underworld (Haides), the seas (Poseidon), and the sky (Zeus), with the land held in common. The Daughters of Cronus ruled human endeavors such as the home (Hestia), agriculture (Demeter) and government (Hera).

If you look at it this way, there is no doubt of Hestia’s importance, and there is also no doubt that she is most emphatically not a “minor” goddess. 

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