hekate

Offering: Garlic Bread

This is a traditional hellenic recipe that has as main ingredients bread and garlic. It can be used as offering in every day offering routine. Total preparation and cooking time: 5 minutes.

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Hekate's association with the stars

Hekate’s association with the stars can be seen from the other goddesses that she is connected with and their qualities. Hekate appears to be Selene (Moon) in Apollius Rodios and Ovid's Metamorphoses. In the Hellenistic period Hekate was Selene in the sky, Persephone in the Underworld (Hades), Artemis in the Earth. Nonnus (5th century a.C.) is writing that Selene is Hekate of many names. In the PGM we can find hymns and many magickal spells that associate Hekate with Selene, especially hymns to the moon.

Offering: Lemon Juice with Honey and Saffron

Offering a juice to the Goddess or drinking it to attune with her energies. The juice has also the energy of happiness.

Offering: Pitta Bread With Oregano and Saffron

This is a recipe for homemade pitta bread to be used as an offering to Goddess Hekate.

Necropolis and Hekate

Necropolis means the city of the dead. The archaeological place of Kerameikos in its biggest part is a necropolis, a place associated with death, religious practices and art. For the first time I will present info about Hekateion, the temple of Hekate in necropolis and a Triangular Hiero of an unknown Goddess, stand in a three ways crossroads, next to the way of Eleusis.

 

 

 

 

 

The Strophalos of Hekate

Strophalos or Iynx is an ancient hellenic symbol dated before 2300 b.C. It was connected with the Goddess Hekate and later with Her aspect of Cosmic Soul, sending the Ideas from the Paternal God to the Creator God. Strophalos, triskelion, gammadion-tetraskelion and labyrinth are symbols that look like each other but the uses of strophalos are quite different. Through the help that was provided by the ancient Hellenes writers from Xenophon to Proclus, Damascius and Michael Psellos we will discover the uses, the form and the idea behind the magickal tool of the Witches-Theurgists of Hekate.

Important Buildings of Kerameikos

Dipylo, Pompeio, Z, and the heated Valaneio. The buildings of the east side of Hiera Odos.

Porphyry About Leto, Dog, Snake, Hekate

Recently Hekate lead me to the work "About Statues" of the neo-platonic philosopher Porphyry. I was meeting him, many times in references of ancient texts and modern studies. I was impressed when I started to read about him and about his teacher, Plotinos. The philosophical school of neoplatonism seems very interesting for a witch, especially for platonics. In this article we will see how Porphyry is decoding the names and the properties of Gods.

Invocation to the World Creator

In PGM IV 1716 lies a very effective binding spell called the Sword of Dardanos, the man who founded the mysteries in Samothrace. The island is associated with the Goddess Hekate. It starts with an invocation to the God who created the universe. I have translated and it can be used as a strong invocation to Hekate Soteira or Hekate Panopaia or Hekate Pasikrateia and calling the aspects of Axis Mundi and Queen of the World.

Due to the nature of the ancient invocations, the Witch should have a deep connection with the Goddess, to make the invocation with all of his emotions and vibrating the vowels and pronouncing correctly the voces magicae with all of the energy.

Hekate in Pausania's Corinthiaka

In this article you are going to read ancient texts from the book of Pausanias the geographer, which are related to Hekate. In this article we are meeting our Goddess in Corinth, Argolis and Aegina.

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

 

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