In Greek mythology, Hestia, one of the three virgin goddesses of Olympia, daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and sister of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Poseidon, and Zeus. No distinct personality is attributed to it and it plays no role in myths.
She is the goddess of fire, a symbol of the home, before which any newborn child had to be brought before being admitted into the family. Each meal began and ended with an offering to Hestia. Each city had a public home dedicated to it, the fire of which was never to be extinguished. Its name was romanized in Vesta.