Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Hekate

I am dedicating October to devotion to the Goddess of Witchcraft, Hekate. As part of this devotional practice I will be blogging the 31 Days of Devotion questions that I found here via Galina Krasskova’s 31 days devoted to Mani. During October, each day I will post a blog post that is inspired by the questions in this devotional challenge. I will give resources and personal experiences for each in hopes to share and connect. Please feel free to share as well either your experiences with Hekate or your own devotional practices with the Gods.

  1. A basic introduction of the deity
  2. How did you become first aware of this deity?
  3. Symbols and icons of this deity
  4. A favorite myth or myths of this deity
  5. Members of the family – genealogical connections
  6. Other related deities and entities associated with this deity
  7. Names and epithets
  8. Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.)
  9. Common mistakes about this deity
  10. Offerings – historical and UPG
  11. Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity
  12. Places associated with this deity and their worship
  13. What modern cultural issues are closest to this deity’s heart?
  14. Has worship of this deity changed in modern times?
  15. Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity?
  16. How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins?
  17. How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons?
  18. How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG)
  19. What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire?
  20. What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling?
  21. Art that reminds you of this deity
  22. Music that makes you think of this deity
  23. A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with
  24. Your own composition – a piece of writing about or for this deity
  25. A time when this deity has helped you
  26. A time when this deity has refused to help
  27. How has your relationship with this deity changed over time?
  28. Worst misconception about this deity that you have encountered
  29. Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently
  30. Any interesting or unusual UPG to share?
  31. Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity?