First and Last: A Devotional For Hestia

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First and Last: A Devotional For Hestia
 

Authored by Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Edited by Terence P. Ward

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 so we come to the purpose of this anthology: not just to present ancient material about the Goddess, but, more 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.


Publication Date:
2017-04-04
ISBN/EAN13:
1544055889 / 9781544055886
Page Count:
218
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Devotional




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