Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Introducing Hekate

Day 1 of the 31 Days of Devotion is an introduction to the deity that I am devoting these 31 days to. Introducing Hekate is a somewhat daunting task because She is a Goddess that is both well known and yet obscure. She is noted in ancient and modern texts but historically has no whole mythology of Her own that we know of. What we do know is what has been gleaned from poets and plays, stories of other Gods that She associates with, and from personal gnosis of modern witches.

To some, Hekate is a name and personifcation of the abstract concept of the World Soul. To others, she is an Archetype though opinions vary as to which one ranging from Queen to Crone. To me, She is whole and holy unto Herself – an individual identity that can take many forms and is honored under many names.

Hekate is the Goddess of Witchcraft. She is a guide for the dead, the one bearing torches at the crossroads. She is the Hermit with the light to shine the way. She is the dark of the moon and the mistress of deep caverns. She is the queen of the unseelie court. She is more ancient than we can imagine and her dealings with mankind reach back further than written record. She is both the Dark Queen and the Bringer of Light – Lucifera. To Her I pray.

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