Hestia by Catherine Moore, 2014. 

Original oil painting still available: http://www.moderneden.com/collections/olympus/products/keeper-of-the-flame-hestia

“Once the most widely revered of the Greek goddesses, (Hestia) has become a “forgotten goddess” in contemporary times, which is why I was so drawn to her. I’ve always rooted for the underdog. In Greek mythology Hestia is the virgin goddess of heart and home and the keeper of the Sacred Flame. She is of the first Olympian generation, first-born of Titans Cronus and Rhea, and sister to Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera and Hades. Being first born, all offerings to the gods were preceded by an offering to Hestia. Hestia was viewed as the ‘complete’ goddess, the goddess who was whole within herself, and is the archetype for inner centeredness and wisdom.”

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