Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Hekate Variations

Hekate rules over heavens, hells, land and sea. She reigns over witchcraft, crossroads, boundaries and gateways. She is a Goddess of beasts, domestic dogs and sacrificial animals as well as serpents and toads. “And she [Asteria] conceived and bare Hecate whom Zeus the son of Cronos honoured above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the…

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31 Days of Devotion: Hekate’s Many Names

Day 7 of the 31 Days of Devotion to Hekate is all about Her various names and epithets. There are actually whole articles, blog posts, even chapters of books dedicated to Hekate’s many titles and names. I’ve decided to focus on those I associate with Her the most. Arkuia / Arkyia – ‘Spinner of webs’, ‘Entrapper’ which adds the the…

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31 Days of Devotion: Hekate and Related Deities

I used to avoid syncretizing deities because I feared offending a deity or tipping into the All-are-One-God belief that I don’t buy into. I had to find a balance between the old world concept of connecting deities of like duties or descriptions and still honoring that singular deity as a whole. To me, connecting these deities doesn’t necessarily say they…

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