Issue III: hestia (hearth & home)

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Free Verse Revolution:

Submissions are now open for Free Verse Revolution’s third issue of 2021! Issue III will be centred around the goddess Hestia (Vesta), home, belonging, heart(h), family and our foundations.

Hestia was the guardian of the home, the family and the state. She refused to be married and stayed a virgin goddess, seen as the centre of all things we tie our identity to. Her Roman equivalent was Vesta, which led to the Vestal Virgins in the city: a cult of six priestesses who watched over a flame in Rome. It was said that if this flame was allowed to burn out, Rome would fall.

Issue III invites you to interpret the ideas of home, the hearth, belonging, and guardianship, as well as explore Hestia’s story or the cult of the Vestal Virgins. Home is not always a place. We seek belonging in people, in feelings and in our history. Family…

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