The Greek goddess Hestia is often overlooked in the pantheon of Olympian gods and goddesses. Yet, her influence was vast, ranging from ancient religious practices to modern spiritual beliefs. Hestia’s power touched virtually every part of daily life for the Ancient Greeks, and continues to shape our understanding of spirituality today. Let’s explore how Hestia […]The Immense Power of Hestia in Greek Mythology and Spirituality
Orphic Hymn to Hestia
Anonymous (ca. 200 CE), translated by Barbara Nolan.
Daughter of mighty Cronus,
You are the centre of every home.
May you bless the initiates of your holy rites,
Granting them strength, wisdom, and wealth.
Home of the great gods,
Fortress of humankind,
Ever-living, variable, slender, and beloved;
Graciously, O holy Queen,
Accept these offerings,
And grant us health and prosperity.