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Hecate (Greek deity)


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    • Hekate (Greek deity)
    • Ecate (Greek deity)
    • Εκτ̔̈«”αϐ·τη (Greek deity)
    • Ekatē (Greek deity)
    • Hecat (Greek deity)
    • Геката (Greek deity)
    • Hekata (Greek deity)
    • Хеката (Greek deity)
    • Khekata (Greek deity)
    • Hekato (Greek deity)
    • הקטה (Greek deity)
    • Heḳaṭah (Greek deity)
    • Gekata (Greek deity)
    • ヘカテー (Greek deity)
    • 赫卡忒 (Greek deity)
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    • found: Johnston, Sarah Iles. Hekate soteira : a study of Hekate's roles in the Chaldean oracles and related literature, 1990.
    • found: Evslin, Bernard. Hecate, 1988.
    • found: The goddess Hekate, 1992.
    • found: Von Rudloff, Ilmo Robert. Hekate in ancient Greek religion, 1999.
    • found: Carboni, Romina. Dea in limine : culto, immagine e sincretismi di Ecate nel mondo greco e microasiatico, 2015.
    • found: The Oxford classical dictionary, 1996(Hecate; popular and ubiquitous goddess from the time of Hesiod until late antiquity; emerges by the 5th cent. as a more sinister divine figure associated with magic and witchcraft, lunar lore and creatures of the night, dog sacrifices and illuminated cakes, as well as doorways and crossroads)
    • found: Seyffer, Oskar. Dictionary of classical antiquities, 1956(Hecate. A Greek goddess, perhaps of non-Hellenic origin; she is unknown to Homer, but in Hesiod she is the only daughter of the Titan Perses and of Asteria, the sister of Leto)
    • found: Britannica online, September 30, 2015(Hecate, Greek goddess; goddess accepted at an early date into Greek religion but probably derived from the Carians in southwest Asia Minor. In Hesiod she is the daughter of the Titan Perses and the nymph Asteria and has power over heaven, earth, and sea; hence, she bestows wealth and all the blessings of daily life.
    • found: Theoi Greek mythology website, September 30, 2015(Hekate (or Hecate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea)
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica, via WWW, September 30, 2015(Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroads. She is most often depicted as having three heads; one of a dog, one of a snake and one of a horse. She is usually seen with two ghost hounds that were said to serve her. Hecate is most often mispercepted as the goddess of witchcraft or evil, but she did some very good things in her time. One such deed was when she rescued Persephone (Demeter's daughter, the queen of the Underworld and the maiden of spring) from the Underworld. Hecate is said to haunt a three-way crossroad, each of her heads facing in a certain direction. She is said to appear when the ebony moon shines.)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 30, 2015:Hecate (Hecate or Hekate (Greek ̕Εκτ̔̈«”αϐ·τη = Hekatē) is a goddess in Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. In the post-Christian writings of the Chaldean Oracles (2nd-3rd century CE) she was regarded with (some) rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul. She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family; In Early Modern English, the name was also pronounced disyllabic and sometimes spelled Hecat. It remained common practice in English to pronounce her name in two syllables, even when spelled with final e, well into the 19th century) Greek page (Εκτ̔̈«”αϐ·τη = Ekatē) Belarusian page (Геката = Hekata) Bulgarian (Хеката = Khekata) Esperanto page (Hekato or Hekata) Italian page (Ecate) Hebrew page (הקטה = HeѴkaѴtah) Kazakh page (Геката = Gekata) Macedonian page (Хеката = Hekata) Japanese page (ヘカテー = HekatЅe) Russian page (Геката = Gekata) Chinese page (赫卡忒 = Hekate)
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