Dysmorphology Course
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VESTA VESTAL
~ VESTA   or in gr HESTIA                  sug>   VESTIBULE
~ VESTAL  id+ HOME AND FAMILY              symb>  VESTED
              in sp HOGAR = HOME also      sug> INVEST
                            HEARTH         sug>   VESTAL
  hx> THE VESTALS FESTIVAL or VESTALIA     sug> INVESTIGATE
      HONORED REMUS AND ROMULUS            sug>   VESTIGE
      AS FOUNDERS OF ROME WERE CONSIDERED  sug>   VESTIMENT
  TO BE SONS OF MARS & RHEA SYLVIA WHO WAS
  A VESTAL PRIESTESS
  myth> VESTAL VIRGINS or PRIESTESSES OF VESTA or
        HESTIA WERE INVESTED WITH
  THE TASK TO WATCH OVER THE SACRED FIRE ON
  THE ALTAR and THE HEARTH
  IN EVERY HOUSE WAS A SANCTUARY OF HESTIA or VESTA
  IN ROME THE TEMPLE TO VESTA WAS BUILT BY
  NUMA POMPILIUS AND CONTAINED THE PALLADIUM or
  A SMALL WOODEN IMAGE OF MINERVA or PALLAS ATHENE
  THE BELIEF WAS THAT
  UPON THE PRESERVATION OF THIS FIGURE
  DEPENDED THE FATE OF ROME
  THERE WAS NO TEMPLE FOR HER AMONG THE GREEKS
  THERE WERE SIX GIRLS CHOSEN BEFORE PUBERTY AND THEY
  COULD RETIRE AND MARRY AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE AS
  VESTALES or VESTAL VIRGINS
  DURING PROCESSIONS THE VESTALS WERE PRECEDED BY
  LICTORS or OFFICERS OF JUSTICE WHO CARRIED THE
  FASCES or TWIGS TIED TOGETHER INTO A FASCIA AS THE
  SYMBOL OF POWER
  sug> FASCIA FASCIST FASCICLE NAZI
  also HESTIA WAS AMONG THE OLDEST GREEK DEITIES
  A VIRGIN AS WERE ARTEMIS AND ATHENA
  SISTER OF DEMETER AND DAUGHTER OF KRONOS & RHEA
  med> FASCIA denotes BUNDLES OF FIBROUS TISSUE
  astr> NAME OF ASTEROIDS         

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