Prayer To Isis-Hekate

In book eleven of Apuleius's Metamorphoses, the hero, Lucius, is saved due to the divine intervention of Isis and then he becomes a priest of Her cult. When he is initiated in Her mystery cult in Hellas, he says a prayer during the end of his initiation. Apuleius, or his hero, Lucius feels grateful and happy at the end of his initiation. The prayer it follows is that one, but you can use it as a prayer to any Goddess you are devoted to. In our case, to Hekate. Since it is a very personal prayer, use it if you are so closely connected to the Goddess and after it, place your offerings on your altar.

I did the translation from the Hellenic translation of the work published by Nefeli publications in 1982, which is based on a translation of 1927

Create a Shrine


Shrine is a sacred surface/table that is used only for one God or Goddess and it is mainly for devotional work, praying and offerings. For creating a shrine you will firstly need a surface like a table or a bookcase section, where you will add items corresponding to the specific deity. The table could be either put at the center of the room or against the wall of the room, traditionally looking at the east. On the table must be put a depiction of the God or the Goddess. This depiction can be either a statue or a cornice with a printed image of the deity. The printed image version is used when there is not a statue of the God available to buy.

Offerings to Hekate

Here is a general list for offerings to the Goddess Hekate.

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.

Viewing the Gods with Porphyry

Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry was married old with Marcella who has seven children. He had to leave the city for a while. He wrote to her a letter to read it when she will miss him. This text has a lot of ethical teachings of neoplatonism and as philosophy was connected with theology, it contains a lot information about piety and the correct way of worshipping the gods. In this article I will provide some of the best teachings concerning honoring the gods.

Offerings to the Gods in Ancient Hellas

In this article are presented the kinds and types of offerings in ancient Hellas.

People at the very beginning used to offer greens and flowers and libation with water only. Kekrops, the king of Athens, ordered not to offer inspirited but cooked food and sweets (πέμματα). They were offering salted flour with fruits of earth, honey, olive oil and wine. They were also offering from what they were eating. Triptolemus prohibited by law the animal sacrifice in Athens. In later year people did the terrible action of sacrificing animals.

Theophrastos on Offerings

Theοphrastus informs us about the very first and later offerings to the Gods; plant and animal sacrifice as well as the ethics.

Offering with Bread

Τhis is a recipe that can be used as offering containing ingredients that are essential of the Mediterranean diet.


Offering: Honey Balls with and Saffron and Cinnamon

This is a traditional hellenic sweet recipe that has as main ingredients flour, honey and cinnamon. It can be used as offering so in special occasions as in every day offering routine. Total preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes.


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.



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


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