Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

VESTA

Roman Hearth Goddess

Picture of the Roman Hearth Goddess Vesta from our Roman mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Hearth Goddess with the Vestal Virgins

She had a festival called Vestalia on 7th June. Ceremonies were conducted by extra-special Vestal Virgins who had taken vows of chastity lasting thirty-nine years. (And after thirty-nine years we suspect they were not inclined to bother.)

Greek equiv: Hestia.

Vesta Facts and Figures

Name: Vesta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Hearth
Area of expertise: Hearth

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 632

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Article last revised on September 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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