First and Last: A Devotional for Hestia

First and Last: A Devotional for Hestia #2020

First and Last A Devotional for Hestia She is the First and She is the Last Eldest and Youngest Child of Heaven and Earth The Hearth at the Center of Creation Few myths and rites for Hestia survive from the classical world A Goddess prima
  • Title: First and Last: A Devotional for Hestia
  • Author: Terence P. Ward
  • ISBN: 9781544055886
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • She is the First, and She is the Last Eldest and Youngest Child of Heaven and Earth The Hearth at the Center of Creation Few myths and rites for Hestia survive from the classical world A Goddess primarily of the domestic sphere, She was so central to ancient beliefs and practices that the Greeks actually wrote down very little about Her She simply Was And Is And soShe is the First, and She is the Last Eldest and Youngest Child of Heaven and Earth The Hearth at the Center of Creation Few myths and rites for Hestia survive from the classical world A Goddess primarily of the domestic sphere, She was so central to ancient beliefs and practices that the Greeks actually wrote down very little about Her She simply Was And Is And so we come to the purpose of this anthology not just to present ancient material about the Goddess, but, importantly, to fill in the gaps in belief, practice, and understanding which were not handed down through the intervening millennia Within these pages, Her devotees recreate Her worship, craft new devotional practices, write new hymns and songs and even myths, develop new recipes, and create new artwork in Her honor Hestia remains highly revered and respected, and new devotees are finding their way to Her As in ancient days, she receives both the least and greatest of offerings May she never be forgotten.
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    205 Comment

    A great volume of devotional poetry and essays The only real gripe I have is one essay where names being inconsistently spelt Some Hellenic names or terms were given with the original Hellenic in brackets, sometimes with and sometimes without proper accents In the Roman script also there was some inconsistency, as usually no accents were used, but then Agathos Daimon was shown with accents to show where it would have accents in Hellenic and with a macron to show the last o is an omega That irked [...]

    Loved it It s nice to read on Her, especially from modern writers and worshipers of Hestia There s not a whole lot on Her, so much of my worship comes from trial and error, reading others experiences, and diving with the Goddess This book is definitely joining the New Vesta Tradition books just below Hestia Vesta s shrine Just as I m doing for this Vestalia, I m going to make it a new tradition of reading this book every Vestalia from here on out It s nice that I now have hymns, prayers, and p [...]

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