As the equivalent of the Roman Vesta, Hestia was known known to the ancient Greeks as the virginal daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and sister of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. She tended the fires of Mount Olympus, and because of her devotion to her duty as hearthkeeper, she managed to stay out of a lot of the shenanigans of the other Greek gods. She doesn't appear in too many of the Greek myths or adventure stories.
Hestia took her role as a virgin seriously as well, and in one legend, the lustful god Priapus tried to take advantage of her. As Priapus crept to her bed, planning on raping Hestia, a donkey brayed loudly, waking the go....
The most interesting ancient myths
King Midas and His Golden Touch
The myth of King Midas is a myth about the tragedy of avarice and
narrates what happens when true happiness is not recognized. Midas
wished that everything he touched would turn into gold. However, he had
not thought that this wish was not actually a blessing, but a curse. The
phrase “the Midas touch” comes from this myth and is used to say that
somebody has a good fortune.