Study Guide

Hestia (Vesta) Sightings

Sightings

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Theogony by Hesiod

Hestia and her siblings get swallowed whole by their daddy, Kronos, in this ancient poem. (Pretty amazing that Hestia came out so well balanced after this; we'd still be in therapy.)

The Library by Apollodorus

Check out another version of Hestia's cannibalistic introduction to the world. And you thought your life was weird.

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library of History by Didorus Siculus

Not only is Hestia an awesome hearth tender, she's also a dope architect according to this ancient poem.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Fasti by Ovid

Ovid gives you the low down on how Priapus almost took advantage of Hestia (Vesta) in her sleep. Can you say creep?

Dec 20, 1998

Xena: Warrior Princess

Hestia herself shows up when someone tries to harm one of her priestesses in this TV series.

Dec 20, 1999

Hercules

Betty White gives voice to Hestia in this Disneyfied version of the adventures of Hercules.

Dec 20, 2019

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

In this novel, Hestia appears as an eight-year-old girl to give some advice to Percy Jackson.

Dec 20, 2019

Clash of the Titans

The goddess of the hearth makes a cameo in this Hollywood blockbuster.

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