hecate

Medea

Hekate is the Goddess of Witchraft. Herbology of pharmakeia is the ancient art of using herbs. A master of this art was Medea. From ancient times, it is said that Hekate herself had taught this art to her witch, Medea.

Medea was the daughter of Aetes and Idyia. Another variations of her myth, say that her mother was Hekate or Neaira or Eurulete or Ipsea.

She was taught by Hekate the art of using herbs and poison making. She was liberating many strangers in her town, Iolkos, that's why her father put her in prison. She escaped and she found asylum in the temple of Helios, which was by the sea. She continued to help strangers.

Offerings Ceremony

This is my first contribution on the blog! It is symbolic as well as important, because our connection with the Goddess is the most important thing for our magick to work and for our lives to harmonize with Her.

Rite of Her Sacred Fires

The most well known annual ceremony for honoring the Goddess Hekate. It started in 27th of May 2010 and it is performed every year with great success. Hundrends to thousands of Witches participate in this ritual within the circle, within sacred space, outdoors in the forest, in the mountains, in caves or in a simple desk or in the floor. Some Witches perform this rite as a group, others do it in their privacy at their own.

Correspondences

In Withcraft every living thing has some specific energies. If similar energies could be combined they produce a higher energy and the spell is effective. The connection between plants and crystals, incenses and colors, flowers and feathers... could be achieved through tables of correspondences. It is important to know some basic herbs and crystals by heart and not need to use always the books.
Hekate is a liminal Goddess. She is connected with other Goddesses and some times the connection is so strong that we can say they are the same Goddess. She is connected with all the herbs as teacher of pharmakeia, the art of the herbs for healing, magickal and poisoning purposes. She likes general and special offerings. So, let's see what Hekate likes in general.

Deipnon

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.

God Perses

Perses was son of Kreios and Evryvia, grandson of Uranus and Earth and brother of Astraios and Pallas. Kreios means the kingly and drastic energy. Evryvia means the great­ force and need so that Kreios assigns and Evryvia coerce. Astraios is responsible for the birth of the stars, Pallas for the movement and Persis is responsible for the completion of the movement from east to west.

Goddess Asteria

Asteria was daughter of titans Koios and Phoebe, granddaughter of Ouranus and Earth and sister of Leto who gave birth to Artemis and Apollo. Koios was responsible for the quality of things. His name in ionic dialect is Koios but in aiolic dialect is Poios which means quality (κοῖος = ποῖος = quality). His wife, Phoebe, had the abilities of clearness and diaphaneity. Leto had the abilities of night and lethe and Asteria was responsible for the movement of the stars and their appearance. So quality and diaphaneity born night and stars.

Photos from Eleusis

Pictures that follow have been shot in September of 2015 from the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis. We encourage the devotee of the Goddess to visit Eleusis when he/she will visit Hellas, as in antiquity was a main place for religion and the mysteries. You can find more information on Eleusis to our articles. We suggest Carl Kerrenyi's book and George Mylona's book on Eleusis. Both have been translated in Hellenic.

 

 

 

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