Hestia

Definition: Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, is considered the founder of the family and the state and the one who maintains public reverence for the gods. Her parents are Cronus and Rhea, making Hestia the sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, and Demeter. Therefore she is sometimes considered one of the twelve Olympians. Hestia… Continue reading Hestia

The Goddess Venus – Goddess of Love and Beauty

Venus de Milo at the Louvre. A look at the Roman goddess Venus as distinct from the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Fertility Goddess The goddess of love has an ancient history. Ishtar/Astarte was the Semitic goddess of love. In Greece this goddess was called Aphrodite. Aphrodite was worshiped especially on the islands of Cyprus and Kythera.… Continue reading The Goddess Venus – Goddess of Love and Beauty

zeus

Zeus Abducting a Woman Definition: The Greek god Zeus was the top Olympian god in the Greek pantheon. After he took credit for rescuing his brothers and sisters from their father Cronus, Zeus became king of heaven and gave his brothers Poseidon and Hades the sea and the underworld for their domains. Zeus was the… Continue reading zeus