Hestia

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Hestia
Hestia symbol.jpg
Hearth
Alignment Neutral Good
Divine Rank Lesser Goddess
Pantheon Greek
Portfolio Family, hearth, home
Domains 3E: Community, Good, Protection
5E: Life
Home Plane Olympus (Arborea)
Worshippers Housewives
Servitors Commoners
Favoured Weapon Dagger

Little is spoken of Hestia in Greek myth, perhaps because she is not a conquering war god, or a wild and brave goddess of the hunt, nor even a fun, jovial god of parties. Instead, Hestia is the goddess of the hearth- of home, family, and warmth. She is the eldest child of Cronus and Rhea, putting her on the same field as the likes of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, but instead of claiming a glorious and exciting domain, she chose to tend to the home.

While the Greeks had fun telling tales of the misadventures of their varied pantheon, they always had a strange reverence for Hestia. The main story involving her revolves around Poseidon and Apollo attempting to court her, and Hestia turning them both down, swearing to a life of celibacy- much to Aphrodite's chagrin. Hestia represents the warmth, happiness and love of home life, and that was not something the Greeks were particularly keen on making fun of.

GM's looking to have Hestia in their campaigns will struggle quite a lot; by necessity, most adventures cannot happen at home. PC's defending their home city from bad guys would make offerings to Hestia to protect their families, and characters returning home from long trips abroad could perhaps receive a boon from her. Ultimately, Hestia represents the security and happiness that come with finally coming home from a long time abroad; she is the relief you feel when you get home from work, and the joy that comes with a home-cooked meal. If you fuck with Hestia, you will lose those things. Don't fuck with Hestia.

Her followers tend to be housewives, state officials, civil servants and other various homekeepers.

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Dionysus - The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hephaestus - Hera
Hercules - Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
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