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Goddess Symbols:
Hestia

 
     

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of the goddess Hestia


Goddess symbols that were personalized for each goddess were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses were often worn as jewelry. They were also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the myths featuring a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Hestia (also known as the Roman goddess Vesta) is often represented by goddess symbols associated with her personality traits, the sacred flame,  and her contribution to civilization, personal households, and to architecture. 

 

goddess symbols Hestia

 

Goddess Symbols of Hestia

General:    

Hearth, home, living flame, architecture, bowl, veils, pantry, and keys

 

Animals:  

Donkey (ass) and pigs

 

Plants:    

Angel's trumpet (Datura), California poppy, goldenrod, hollyhock, purple coneflower, and yarrow

 

Perfumes/Scents:    

Angelica, iris, lavender, and peony

 

Gems and Metals:    

Amethyst, garnet, gold, silver, and brass

 

Colors:    

Gold, dark rose, lavender, silver, and black


Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Hestia

Goddess Quiz: Hestia

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