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Hestia (Vesta)

Hestia (Vesta)

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    Every Town Needs a Hearth as Its Heart
    I may be modest, but I don't mind being the center of attention. [Sacrifice to the Goddess Vesta by Sabastiano Ricci, 1723]


    A Place for My Virgins
    See my temple way up in the top left? Yeah, I'm right up there with the Coliseum and the Pantheon. [Gallery of Views of Ancient Rome by Giovanni Paolo Panini, 1758]


    A Tasty Sacrifice
    Some people might think I'm greedy for taking a bit of every sacrifice, but it takes a lot of energy to keep these fires going. [Sacrifice to Vesta by Francisco de Goya, 1771]


    The Best of Us
    Here I am with, um, pretty much everyone. [The Olympian gods by Monsiau (1754-1837)]


    Vestal Virgin
    Just look at this beautifully pure priestess of Vesta, my Roman incarnation. I suppose it's true: virginity is great for your skin. [Invocation by Frederic Leighton, 1889]


    New Devotee
    I shed a little tear every time a new young maid devotes herself to me and my chaste lifestyle. [Dedication of a New Vestal Virgin by Alessandro Marchesini, 18th century]


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