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Roman Goddess of the hearth, worshiped in every household of ancient Rome. She was identified with the Greek goddess Hestia, one of the Olympian gods. Primitive Roman religion was a domestic affair, concerned with the welfare of the family, house, and farm. The focus of the home was the hearth. (The Latin word focus means "hearth.") The caretakers of the hearth were the young females of the family (the males of the family being out in the fields, the mother and older females working at the loom or in the kitchen). As families became more extended, richer, and more sophisticated, the caretakers of the hearth became young women (see Vestal Virgins) who were designated to guard the fires of the goddess Vesta rather than their own family hearths.

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