DEMETER & HESTIA Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany Ware: Attic Red Figure Shape: Kylix Painter: Name vase of the Sosias Painter Date: ca 500 BC Period: Late Archaic. Detail of Demeter and Hestia from a painting depicting the reception of Herakles into Olympos. The pair are seated on stools draped with leopard skins. Demeter holds a staff tipped with sheafs of grain and the maiden goddess Hestia is modestly attired in a veil.
Selene, goddess of the moon | Athenian red figure kylix C5th B.C. |Antikensammlung, Berlin SELENE was the Titan goddess of the moon. She was depicted as a woman either riding side saddle on a horse or in a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. Her lunar sphere or crescent was represented as either a crown set upon her head or as the fold of a raised, shining cloak.
Greek Mythology: Hestia was the virgin goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home. As the goddess of the family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame and received a share of every sacrifice to the gods. The cooking of the communal feast of sacrificial meat was naturally a part of her domain. In myth Hestia was the first born child of Kronos and Rhea who was...