Image via WikipediaKate needs a housewarming goddess. She needs Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth, who is the patroness of all things homey.
Hestia lived on Mount Olympus with her brother Zeus and their other siblings. But while her brothers and sisters were always gallivanting around Greece causing trouble, Hestia stayed home and tended the fire. It may sound boring, but, remember, the old saying, "May you live in interesting times," is actually supposed to be a curse. There are worse things than stability and predictability.
Besides, Hestia was into tending her fire. She knew it was an important job. Even the gods didn't have matches back then. Once you started your family fire you had to keep it going round the clock. So that's what Hestia did.
Every home fire in Greece was an altar to Hestia. The first bite of every meal was offered to Hestia. In return, Hestia offered light, warmth, and char-broiled goodness. And isn't that what we all want to come home to?
So, here's to your new home, Kate! May it grant you light and warmth, and, with Hestia's blessing, may you and the ones you love always keep the home fires burning.
Channel this goddess: When settling into a new home or making s'mores. Hestia was also the patroness of bakers so toss her a spoonful of sugar the next time you make cookies.
Need a goddess: I got goddesses! Post a comment saying what you need or want a goddess for. Then check back in a week or two and see what you got.
PS: Deb and Wendy, a little Hestia might be good for you right now, too.