I listened to both lectures of Demetra George that you recommended on your blog and I felt like writing about Hekate, whose role is so similar to Hermes in many respects. Hecate…Artemis the two I wander with…in dreams and more… Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I know this is the third post today, but I could not let this one pass by without sharing it here. else if (days == 1) Loved the post. year="19" + year; She was conflated with the Anatolian mother goddess Kybele, with whom she shares a repertoire of attributes, namely dogs, keys (symbolic of her being the guardian of deep mysteries and a goddess standing at the gates of transition), lions, serpents, torches and caves. Alternatively these offerings were described as being made to placate the goddess and ensure that she would look favorably upon those who made regular offerings. i don’t dream often (I say, because I don’t recall them 99% of the time) but when I do, its pretty dramatic.
- Dane Rudhyar. Others tell of a powerful Goddess who is crowned with the coils of wild serpents and oak leaves, appearing with three heads, often with three bodies, sometimes in forms which are part-human and part-beast. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the earth and the unfruitful sea. Change ), "The deepest core of life is poetry and symbol." The three-way crossroads were also liminal.
if (days > 1) Hecate is only invoked after night falls, in moonlight or in torchlight.
Hekate’s many roles can seem overwhelming for newcomers to her, as can her presence. The 10th century Byzantine encyclopedia, the Suda, paraphrased this quote and added the following: “From her one may learn whether it is better to be rich or to go hungry.
For modern Wiccans and Neo-Pagans, Nov 16 is designated as Hekate Night, or the Night of the Crossroads, the day of the festival of Hecate Trivia, which is a day that honors Hecate as a goddess of crossroads. Hekate is the Anima Mundi, the fiery spark that fuels of all the universe. Hectate might be a gate-warder but you are the veil-lifter of the mysteries.
This Thessalian tale comes from a scholiast to Lycophron’s 3rd century BCE play Alexandria, and was a late invention. Let me point out that she is in fact much older than all the gods of the Greek pantheon. I am full of serious/sober anticipation (a nod to sat in sag) as I do so. Amphiphon means “light-about,” an appropriate name for this flat cheesecake which was surrounded by small torches. Kaye’s New Book: “Words We Carry”.- | La Audacia de Aquiles. The serpents she is holding are the fiery, upward-spiraling Kundalini energy. I’m in love with this article and Hecate now! Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! She was a patroness of transition offering quick understanding that can literally open new doors for us. Why three? Image via http://hrefngast.deviantart.com/art/Hecate-209240765, As a triple goddess she ruled the three phases of the moon (subsequently just the dark moon phase), she saw the past, the present and the future and presided over the sea, the earth (also the underworld) and the sky. Ritual Of Hekate During COVID-19 For The Vulnerable,... Two very different futures are in front of us. Thank you for this insightful and timely article. Perfect timing as well. . The text connects her with Apollo: they even shared the epithet Hekatos, meaning “the far reaching one,” “the one operating from afar,” or “the far-darting one.” Both Apollo and Hekate were thus associated with the gift of prophecy and a far-reaching vision.