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noun as in lares and penates


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Hestia (Roman Vesta) presided over the private hearths and homesteads of the Greeks, and imparted to them a sacred character.

Upon this account it was called Pirpile; and by the same poet Histia, and Hestia, similar to the name above.

In other words, it proceeded from the stately grove of Hestia, where stood an oracular temple.

This is the fire which the Romans worshipped under the name of Hestia in ancient times.

They will take notes of the examination, then seal up the tablet, and deposit it upon the altar of Hestia.

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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Hestia, such as: household effects, household possessions, and vesta.

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