Deipnon Invocation

This is an invocation to the Goddess Hekate, I wrote one night being very connected with the Goddess. This is a hymn I intented to give it to the COH team that celebrates Deipnon, but this project didn't materialized due to constraints of the administration. So, I present it here in the safe ground of the Crossroads Witch to be used wisely during deipnon.

Lay down your deipnon in a plate. Light the candles, incense and calm yourself by relaxing the body. Use a brass instrument to make sound. You can use brass jingles for that. You are going to produce sound with three strikes. Make sure you have experimented before with your musical instrument.

Hekate in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae

In the lines that follow we can find a reference from the work of Athēnaios Naukratitēs , Deipnosophistae writing that as deipnon for Goddess Hekate was offered bread made of wheat.

Ancient Unknown Hymn to Hekate Chthonia

In the following article an ancient hymn to Hekate will be presented saved by the christian philosopher and theologist, Ippolytos. The hymn is unknown to the community of the Goddess Hekate and as this blog has the goal to present rare material and information from the ancient texts, about our Goddess, this article is another great contribution to our goal. The hymn can be used to invoke the Goddess during Deipnon (=Supper) or the darker aspects during waning of the moon.

Prince Erysichthon and Demeter

From the Hymn to Demeter of Kallimachos we will see how the Goddess managed the disrepsectul young prince Erysichthon and what was his ending.

Kallimachos was born in Kyrene in 305 b.C. and he died in Alexandria in 240 b.C. His father was a general. When he was young he lived in Alexandreia, the most important city of philosophy. His teachers were Aratos and Hermocrates. He found a job in the famous library of Alexandreia and he nearly reached the headmaster position. He was a prominent author of reviews and studies. He wrote Pinakes (indexes), a monumental book with all the spiritual treasures that were written in the library. He read and knew a lot of books by heart. In his poetic writings we find Aitia, Epigrammata, Ekale, Iamboi, Hymns etc.

Deipnon in April 2016

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One night before the Dark Moon, in ancient Hellas, food was offered to the Goddess Hekate by all citizens, in public places. Deipna (or suppers in english) were left in theee ways crossroads (triodos), a sacred place for Hekate. The offerings has two meanings, to calm the Goddess in their favor and to protect her followers. Moreover, spirits and ghosts who were wandering this night could find pleasure. The result of this action was that those spirits would not cause troubles in the city.

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


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