Tuesday 15 October 2013


Hecate or Hekate was the daughter of Perses and Asteria. She was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, and ghost. She was often depicted in triple form as a goddess of crossroad.  

                       According to legend, when Zeus became the ruler of the universe, he did not deprive Hecate of the privilege, concerning earth, heaven and sea that she shared when Titans ruled. Hecate was regarded as supreme both in heaven and in the underworld, and was said that Zeus calls upon her whenever any man on earth offers sacrifices and prays for favor. 

                             Hecate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches. After the mother-daughter reunion, she became Persephone attendant and companion.   


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