►Greek Mythology: “Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads”:
►Literature: D.G. Kaye’s New Book: “Words We Carry”:
Hecate ( In Greek: “influence from afar”) was the Goddess of Crossroads, Magic, Witchcraft, The Night, Ghosts and Necromancy.
According to the most common tradition, Hecate was a daughter of Persaeus and Asteria, whence she is also known as Perseis. Hecate’s Roman equivalent was Trivia.
She was most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form.
Hecate has always been a deity with strong lunar associations.
She was sometimes portrayed as wearing a glowing headdress of stars, while in other legends she was described as a “Phosphorescent Angel” of the Underworld.
Hecate was associated with borders, city walls, doorways, crossroads and, by extension, with realms outside or beyond the…
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