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n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of the hearth, daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of the hearth. Roman counterpart: Vesta
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(ˈhɛs ti ə)

the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.
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Noun1.Hestia - (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythologyHestia - (Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Hestia Capital and Permit Capital, who collectively own, together with their affiliates, approximately 1.3% of the outstanding common stock of GameStop, sent a letter to the company's board expressing their shared concerns regarding the "dramatic underperformance" of the company's stock.