So much symbolism.
Yakov Rabinovich (see sources below) makes an interesting point reminding us that the Egyptian glyph for “city” shows a crossroads.
She lights our path, protecting us even when we are unaware.
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. "); Call of Justice to the Dark Goddess Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
One of her attributes was a dagger that cuts through illusion and dispels darkness. days" : " day") + " ago this year! Wow, you are correct- and you who else is involved for real- Artemis. We always learn from you. Contemporary Hekate: The Dark Mother Rising Today, many Hekatean witches view Hekate as the Dark Mother, the Goddess of Witches and Anima Mundi. Hekate had few public temples in the ancient world, however, small household shrines, which were erected to ward off evil and the malevolent powers of witchcraft, were quite common. Her parents were Perses, the Titan God of Destruction and Asteria, Titan goddess of astrology and prophetic dreams. Perfect timing as well.
Various sources mention different foods offered to Hekate at the suppers. And thanks for a multifaceted approach. Attributes: Hekate is a triple goddess of Magick and Witches who is known for having three forms. She stands in the middle of the road watching….I am always drawn to go out and
Here the blogger sources it to National Dutch Museum. else if (days < -1) Thank you in advance. Rank: Queen of the Witches, Goddess of the Crossroads Species: Titan Realm: Natural Realms . this is pretty serious stuff and I am just sitting with her as we now (consciously) ride together up to my hekate return. The Mysterious Hecate. document.write(day_description + " was " + ((days+1)*-1) + (days < -2 ? "
Hekate is Goddess of Witches a guide along the path, and the universal Keeper of the Keys. Thank you so much! Interestingly, the asteroid Hekate got its name precisely because it was a hundredth discovered asteroid.
In the oracles Hekate is portrayed as the chief goddess, a cosmic force, the vital life force, the World Soul and the Saviour. It is not only the subject matter that is engaging (Hectate the Mother, source of our relation to the dark womb of birth-death and of our relation to awareness-light), it is the connections that you stir in my soul and mind.
But in the pre-Hellenic Greece she might have been the most prominent and all-powerful goddess. The serpents she is holding are the fiery, upward-spiraling Kundalini energy. She is, next to Artemis, the one I am most drawn to in the entire Greek pantheon.
Because Hecate is a ruler of the crossroads, rituals done at the crossroads honor and invoke her energy.
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The dark face of Hekate should not obscure her light and benevolent aspect. Further, the oracles show Hekate as the one who separates the purely intellectual fire of the Father from the material fire from which everything was created: she mediates between the higher and the lower realms. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to our modern understanding through magic and personal development.
Thanks for another great post.
Best wishes, Aquileana , Thank you very much – I am grateful for your adding the link to my post. For it was customary for the rich to offer loaves and other things to Hekate each month, and for the poor to take from them.”. "); With time her power lessened and she was relegated to the fringes of the mainstream patriarchal culture. Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today's church and ministry leaders, like you. Yes, Hekate is every goddess, she is the ultimate goddess.
Asteria’s sister was Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis, which makes them cousins of Hekate. of course I did not know that, i meant the Samhain season and what Michael Lutin calls this week between the Eclipses , Zilchville. year=1900 + year;
var days = Math.floor(diff / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24)); stand with Her… Her Spirit will be with us this week as we step further into underworld intensity. She goes as far back as the ancient Neolithic Mother Goddess. document.write("
") These show how Hekate has to do with liminality because crossroads, the moon and magic all deal with transitions and change. An ancient ritual involved leaving food for her at the crossroads where three paths met. Thanks for bringing up the Voodoo, very appropriate. Thanks, Linda. I was gobsmacked, as you might imagine. Hekate: Goddess of Witches, Dark Mother And Keeper Of The Keys. I am full of serious/sober anticipation (a nod to sat in sag) as I do so.
To honor Hecate, erect her three-faced image at a crossroads where three roads meet. Great song and a very intriguing story! "); How interesting! I recently read a book on Haitian voudou what describes the crossroads as the intersection between the two planes: the horizontal plane representing the material realm and the vertical plane representing the spiritual realm. . else if (days == -1) Love the dagger that cuts through illusion and dispels darkness and her torches. In this case, mark out a 3-way crossroads on the ground with large branches as a symbolic crossroads … The dark face of Hekate should not obscure her light and benevolent aspect.
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I would love it if you did a post about Hermes. This is so beautifully written.
I am on my path studying Hekate with great results.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You would share your own perspective and intelligence on the rich subject of Hermes. document.write("It's " + day_description + "! For many, she comes without a name revealing herself during times of great personal pain and loss. In the ancient world she inspired poets and philosophers, witches, magicians and ordinary people, all of whom knew she could bestow blessings to improve their lot and protect them from the harsh denizens of the infernal realm. Try this link and input your birth data:
It has been suggested that the crossroads was sacred to Hekate due to her having been abandoned at a crossroads as a baby by her mother Pheraea, and then rescued and brought up by shepherds. Hekate stands at the crossroads bearing the keys to the mysteries. It can be challenging for our minds that are so programmed by society to see witchcraft as medicine and to understand Hekate as the bestower of this power. What a thorough well documented post… I’ll be posting on Hecate and as I liked your post a lot, I will add your link on my blog. I started googling and pondering and pacing; ‘help from afar’, ‘far reaching help’ were most comforting (naturally ) a few days later, I cast my wheel for the dream date and lo, there she was right on top of my moon! I’m happy you saw that in my post. If I were ever to start a cult of a goddess I would choose Hekate as an object of worship. Discoverer of the future which yet sleeps in the bosom of chaos, 3. (ping!) I could see you involved in a Mystery School. Monika, Pingback: Greek Mythology: “Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads” / Literature: D.G. Her powers are beyond compare. Crossroads, tombs, and crime scenes are powerful places for her invocation. If you appreciate my writing, consider donating and make my day.
She received honour also in starry heaven, and is honoured exceedingly by the deathless gods.” There were numerous coins excavated showing Zeus holding Hekate as a personification of the order of the universe that even the gods were subject to.
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