A triple-headed demon goddess regarded by the ancient Greeks as the queen of the lower world, of darkness, death, sexual perversity, ghosts, magic, and most of all, witchcraft.
According to the Greek writer Hesiod, Hecate was the daughter of the Titan Perses and of Asteria and was also very high in favor with Zeus; her powers extended over heaven, earth, sea and hell. Her three heads were one of a horse, one of a dog and one of a boar; her offerings consisted of black lambs, honey and dogs, usually sacrificed to her at crossroads.
As a triple goddess, Hecate was also associated with the three aspects of the moon and was characterized by women of three different ages. In the sky, she appeared as the old woman Selene, the moon. On earth, she was related to Artemis, goddess of the hunt and the moon. In the underworld, she was linked with the maiden Persephone, wife of Hades.
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Sources: (1) Cooper, J.C. (Editor), Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend, Cassell Academic Publishing; (2) Evans, Bergen, Dictionary of Mythology, Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; (3) Dixon-Kennedy, Mike, Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology, ABC-Clio Inc. Publishers; (4) Encyclopedia of World Mythology, UXL Publishers.
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