A Conversation for Greek Myths - Gods of Greek Mythology
David B - Singing Librarian Owl Started conversation Aug 12, 2003
I thought it was Hestia? Can you verify whether I've been wrong all these years?
Very interesing project this. Good job!
Athena the Wise Posted Nov 23, 2005
Not that it's my business, but, it could be both.
Greek is, obviously, not English.
If one English-speaker hears a Greek word, then they may spell it differently than another English-speaker who hears the same word.
This sort of thing happens often. (Quran, Kuran)(blonde, blond)(etc.)
David B - Singing Librarian Owl Posted Nov 23, 2005
Very true. I've just never come across Hesita in a reference book on the subject, and a quick web search only seems to find sites where it's mostly 'Hestia' with a couple of references to 'Hesita' which are probably typos. The reason it perplexes me is that the two spellings would lead to very different pronunciations.
But it doesn't really matter, I suppose.
David the not particularly wise
MadamPax Posted Dec 31, 2006
It should be Hestia, not Hesita. That is most probably a typo. I'm absolutely certain, as I'm Greek.
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