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Some people still believe that Hekate is the Triple Goddess of Maiden, Mother, Crone concept. Some others believe that Hekate is the Crone on that concept. Hekate is the Triple Goddess but all her faces are young. She is a young Goddess and one of the most ancient ones. Her hymn is the first in Orphics, the first organized religion on earth. She is a liminal Goddess, a very powerful one, who was well respected in all ancient world. She participates in many well known mysteries of Hellas in Eleusis, Boetia, Aegina, Argos, Samothrace, Sicily. She is the Goddess of Magick who protects people who walked the roads, that's why Her statues were at the crossroads. She is caring with her followers and her cult was characterized by ver powerful notable witches like Kirke, Media and others. I know, that you have many questions, but the amount of misinformation spreaded through websites, forums, applications, blogs, literature, movies, tv shows is not something that it could be confronted easily. So, let's see the facts.

Hekate is alive in archaic period, classical period, hellenistic period, roman period, byzantine period, nowadays. She never stopped to exist and worshipped all over the years in Hellas. She is the Triple Goddess, a chthonic as well as a sea Goddess as well as a psychopomp and a mistress of the Underworld. She has too many powers, because she is actually a Titan, she existed before Olympian Gods and she helped the Olympians to kill the Titans. Zeus gave her honors and powers over earth, sea and sky. As years were passing by, Hekate's power is becoming stronger and to the hellenistic period she is identified as the Soul of the World, the Ultimate Goddess. So, Hekate evolved as all the divine spirits do.

 

In ancient Hellas we do not have evil Gods or Goddesses, because God can only be ultimately good or agathos. The God is the source of beauty and the source of all virtues. Under that prism, a God can never be evil. Any ancient Hellene God and Goddess can never be seen as evil, satanic, bad or anything similar. In the Platonic Theology we see that Gods provide the virtues, are completely good, they are never the cause of anything bad or evil for the beings, they are unchangeable regardings their essence  and they do not cause deceit, lies, illogical things. People who see them as such, do not follow the ancient tradition, but some kind of modern ideas, which are not aligned with those seen in the enviroment, in which those Gods and Goddesses were seen, invoked, walked on earth.

You may want to start building a relationship with the Goddess Hekate and you are afraid that She is going to eat you or ask some weird type of sacrifices. No. That's a story for an american movie. Hekate was feared in antiquity, as She was the Goddess of Witchcraft and Magick. Fear and respect are two interconnected worlds in the hellenic civilization when they are referred to God. Hellenes kept the worship of Hekate in their homes, the had shrines for Her and honored Her every night before the dark moon, at deipna celebration. References to Her are found in a variety of ancient texts, talismans, stones, curse tablets etc.

More people come closer to the Goddess from all over the world, especially from Europe, America and Australia. Though ancient Gods are worshipped in their indegenous places, others, like Hekate seem to work equally well no matter the place. From 2000 a.C. good books have been published to promote valid information on the cult of the Goddess Hekate. Also, online fora, groups, pages, websites and blogs have good information, experiences, advices etc. But still, there is a lot of misinformation out there. From people who claim to be priests and priestesses of the Goddess, to writers, group owners etc. There are also groups who know nothing about the ancient world, but they mix modern religions with Hekate, creating confusion.

The beginner has a safe route to follow. Reading ancient texts, studies on ancient hellenic religion, magick, divination, celebrations, philosophy and theology. There are also good books for Hekate, which are relatively easy to read, and lastly, anthologies with experiences from other devotees of the Goddess.

Another source of information are websites and blogs which are well documented with ancient texts and not new age crap or imagination of the authors, who look like an ancient poet.

The next thing for a beginner is to create a shrine (dedicated altar) with a (cleansed and blessed) statue of the Goddess, red candles, (cleansed) offering bowl, relative symbols (bull, horn, key, torch, bronze talisman, dog/snake/goat/horse statue, ebony, dagger/sickle/whip idols etc.). Spend daily time in front of the shrine performing invocation, praying, pathworking and offerings. You will find more info on our menu section. If you practice Wicca, you have to create a shrine for Hekate only or put Her with a suitable partner in your altar and spend time daily for devotional work.

As you read and spend time in the shrine, you will notice if the Goddess will make a contact with you and what kind of contact this will be. After some months, you will know what to do. Please, do not use the signs from the Goddess, like beginners do on tarot or every form of cartomancy. Those people make a daily reading and they spend their day trying to accomplish that reading. Don't do that and don't see signs everywhere.

Proclus emphasizes that language has the ability to mirror a higher reality. For the neoplatonics, we should give much importance on the names, as those are connected with higher elements of the universe. So, let's move to pronounciation: Ἑκάτη

First symbol is daseia. You breath out to make a heavier vowel, on our case, E.

E,ε – like e in end (v)

Κ,κ – c in cat (c)

Α,α – like a in at (v)

Τ,τ – t in tell (c)

H,η – like e in be (v) 

The intonation is on α, as you see in the tonic mark.

Theurgy and Philosophy are two different methods which lead to the union with God.

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