Hestia, also known by her Roman name, Vesta, resides in every home as the keeper of the flame. Although she is often overlooked and underplayed in mythology, her kind, compassionate spirit listens rather than overpowers. A quiet goddess, who never married or had children, Hestia (which literally means “hearth”) tends to the fires that warm […]Hestia – Goddess of the Home, Hearth, & Altar
to sing, o!
to sing to worshipful hestia!
to rejoice, o!
to rejoice before she who lays the
who stokes the ever luminous fire so
that the home where i rest my head is wrapped in soft protection.
kind lady of the hearth,
i sing to thee —
kind lady of the home,
i worship thee.
i pray to you to create a place within this wild world that is safe for me,
where i may lay my weary head,
and eat without knowing hunger.
bless my home,
o luminous goddess,
protective hands that knows the wills and ways of the fire —
keep its rage banked so that i may rest in the plentifulness of its blessing.