offerings for Hestia — red wine, honey calcite, myrrh incense, and a daisy. she was previously one of my patron goddesses, but I’ve felt disconnected from her. I’m trying to strengthen the connection/relationship starting today, I hope she senses my sentiment.
Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home. As the goddess of the family hearth, she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame and received a share of every sacrifice to the gods. The cooking of the communal feast of sacrificial meat was naturally a part of her domain.
In myth, Hestia was the first born child of Kronos and Rhea, and was swallowed by her father at birth. Zeus later forced the old Titan to disgorge Hestia and her siblings. As the first to be swallowed, she was also the last to be disgorged, and so was named as both the eldest and youngest of the six Kronides. When the gods Apollon and Poseidon sought for her hand in marriage, Hestia refused and asked Zeus to let her remain an eternal virgin. He agreed and she took her place at his royal hearth. [x]