Beautifully detailed statue of the Goddess Hecate – goddess of
the three paths, goddess of witchcraft, guardian of the household,
protector of the newly born.
Here she is depicted standing on a crossroads with her torch and
birthing knife and 2 Greyhound Companions. Very rich in detail and
Hecate, a divinity of the Underworld and companion of Persephone,
is called the queen of night and the goddess of the cross-roads; her
three faces are turned towards as many directions, and her name was
shrieked at night at the cross-roads of cities. She is often seen
bearing torches, and it is with them that she killed Clytius in the
course of the Gigantomachy. Hecate is regarded as supreme, both in
Heaven and in the Underworld, and it is said that Zeus calls upon
her whenever any man on earth offers sacrifices, and prays for
On becoming the ruler of the universe, Zeus did not deprive
Hecate of the privileges—concerning earth, heaven and sea—that were
her share when the TITANS ruled the world before him, but she keeps
them just as the division was in the beginning.
This goddess, a night-wanderer, is credited with wit-depriving
spells, reminding those of Pan or the CORYBANTES, but also with
power: It is Hecate, some believe, who bestows wealth and grants
advances to those whose prayers she receives favourably. Similarly,
the outcome of war and victory in games may depend on her, who
grants glory to whom she pleases. And to those who work at sea, she
gives great catch or takes it away, if that is her will; likewise,
concerning herds, she increases their number from a few, or reduces
it to be less, following her own will. Hecate, who is regarded as
nurse and overseer of the young, is also said to have a part in
judgements, when these take place; and in assemblies, she
distinguishes whom she will.
6" x 6" x 11 1/4"
Bone Finish $31.99, Bronze Finish $49.99
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