One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it.
An asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807.
The fourth asteroid of astrological interest discovered in the early nineteenth century. Named after the virgin fire goddess (Roman), its symbolic influence is protective.
Roman Goddess of the Fire (both sacred and domestic) and the Hearth.
(Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered
Asteroid named for the Roman virgin fire goddess. Represents devotion, sexuality and health, as well as career and education.
The Eternal Flame; goddess of the hearth. An asteroid seen by modern astrologers as significant. More about Asteroids.
Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman mythology, often mistaken as analogous to Hestia in Greek mythology; however, she had a large, albeit myserious role in Roman religion long before the influence of the Greeks, and was much more important to the Romans than Hestia was to the Greeks. She has no distinct personality, plays no part in the myths and is never depicted: the sacred flame was the symbol of her presence.