This is the fire which the Romans worshipped under the name of Hestia in ancient times.
As the Kore is the representative of vegetable life, so Hestia stands in general for the indoor life, the family.
Hestia (Roman Vesta) presided over the private hearths and homesteads of the Greeks, and imparted to them a sacred character.
The name Hestia (Latin Vesta) has been variously derived from roots meaning to sit, to stand, to burn.
They will take notes of the examination, then seal up the tablet, and deposit it upon the altar of Hestia.
Upon this account it was called Pirpile; and by the same poet Histia, and Hestia, similar to the name above.
For without you mortals hold no banquet,—where one does not duly pour sweet wine in offering to Hestia both first and last.
The arrangement of Flasch is happier, as Hestia alone is excluded of the Olympian divinities.
The division of functions between Hera, Hestia, and Athene is clear.
As Hestia had her home in the prytaneum, special temples dedicated to her are of rare occurrence.