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She was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, night, moon, ghosts, necromancy, and crossroads. Power over heaven, earth, and sea.

The only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria

I would love to be Hecate. She’s out of the ordinary, dark, & unique. I love the thought of being the goddess of magic, witchcraft, night, moon, ghosts, necromancy, & crossroads. She kind of reminds me of a goddess of the supernatural.

I choose this goddess because I thought she would be interesting to invest my time in. I wanted to research someone “outside of the box” that hasn’t been heard of as much as say Zeus or Poseidon.

Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate's Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature by Sarah Iles JohnstonShe’s been in many comics, 19 Hellboy comics, 4 Wonder Woman comics, 4 B.P.R.D comics, plus a few more. The Theogony of Hesiod

She helped Demeter find her daughter, Persephone, by guiding her through the night with flaming torches. After the two reunited, Hecate became Persephone’s minister and companion in Hades.

There are two metamorphosis myths that describe the origins of her animal familiars: the black she-dog and the polecat (mustelid house pet kept to hunt vermin).

According to the most genuine traditions, she appears to have been a Titan, who ruled in heaven, on earth, & in sea. She granted mortals wisdom, wealth, victory, good luck to sailors & hunters, & prosperity to youth & to the flocks of cattle; yet all these blessings could be withheld by her, if mortals did not deserve them. She was the only one among the Titans who had this power under the rule of Zeus, & she was honoured by all the immortal gods.

Hecate was usually depicted in Greek vase paintings as a woman holding twin torches. In statuary she was often depicted in triple form as a goddess of crossroads. She had no children, she was a virgin goddess. She assisted the gods in their war with the Gigantes, and slew Clytius.


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