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Vestalia – Festival Honoring Vesta

Vestalia – Festival Honoring Vesta

Jun 7, 2012

The Vestalia was eight days of festivities honoring Vesta, the roman goddess of the hearth, fire, and guardian of virginity. Vesta was one of the major deities of Ancient Rome, and one of the 12 Olympian Gods. Her symbol was the sacred eternal flame. She was sacred to women, and along with Juno was considered a protector of marriage. The Festivities The...