Hestia

Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 525-475 BC, Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese  RC 6848Goddess of the hearth and home, and protector of suppliants and guests. She represented personal security and happiness, and the sacred duty of hospitality. Characterised as the most gentle, peace-loving, and charitable of the Olympian gods.

Above: Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 525-475 BC, Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese RC 6848 © Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese