A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 24

Today’s topic is something written about or for the deity being honored. I use the following prayer daily when offering to the Theoi: A child of the Immortals brings fire to honor the Immortals Hestia, mistress of fire and light Flesh of my soul Bring into this home your divine fire Let this home partake…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 23

Today’s topic is that I should share “A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with”. As I tend to see Hestia as one of the Theoi that is responsible for helping the other Theoi synchronize their efforts and maintain balance in the Cosmos, there are many that…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 22

Interestingly enough this is one of the most complex ones this month as it is about the music that I most connect with Hestia. For me, it’s everything from the soundtracks from Fiddler on the Roof and Mary Poppins to modern rock in the form of the bands STYX and Metallica and INCLUDES the music specifically used…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 20

Today’s topic is what quality or qualities of this deity you find most disturbing. And for me, this is problematic as some of the same qualities that I like the most are also some of the most disturbing when they are used as being the ONLY things that define Hestia. There are many people who…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 19

Today’s topic is about the qualities I admire most about Hestia. I admire that despite being one of the most overlooked Olympians, that she still persists in being in many way the “glue” holding the other Theoi together. Given the often fractious nature of Greek families, it is no surprise that the Hellenic Theoi are…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hestia: Day 18

This is an interesting topic today. It is about how Hestia relates in terms of gender and sexuality. While Hestia is celibate-by-choice, it is MY feeling that Hestia is very open to the variations that are found in sexual preference and gender expression within humanity. Although many of the Hellenic deities appear to be stable…