Goddess Symbols:


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


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



Donkey (ass) and pigs



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



Angelica, iris, lavender, and peony


Gems and Metals:    

Amethyst, garnet, gold, silver, and brass



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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