Hecate (Deity, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://nomisma.org/id/hecate


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Hecate (en), Hécate (fr), Hécate (es), Ecate (it), Hekate (de), Εκάτη (el)Additional labels


Hecate or Hekate is a goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding a pair of torches, a key, snakes or accompanied by dogs and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, night, light, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.

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