The Hecate Chiaramonti, a Roman sculpture of triple Hecate, after a Hellenistic original.
|Title(s)||Greek Goddess of witchcraft, magic, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy.|
|Parents||Perses and Asteria|
Hekate, or Hecate is the goddess of magic, often seen as a triple goddess, like the phases of Moon; the Crone (full), The Mother (half), and The Maiden (quarter). She is usually depicted carrying to torches and followed by wolves or dogs. She was the daughter of the Titans, Perses and Asteria.
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In myth, Hecate was the goddess of the underworld and accompanies Persephone throughout the Underworld. Crossroads are also sacred to her and she was known as Trivia in Roman mythology (She of the three ways). She was also a protection goddess and associated with dogs. When Phillip of Macedon besieged Byzantium, the Byzantines heard dogs in the street barking at the approach of his army. The Byzantines and Athenians defended the city successfully and such success was attributed to her. In gratitude, the Byzantines erected a statue of her.
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|Parents||Ouranos • Gaia|
|Elder Titans||Coeus • Crius • Cronus • Hyperion • Iapetus • Oceanus|
|Elder Titanesses||Dione • Mnemosyne • Phoebe • Theia • Rhea • Themis • Tethys|
|Coeonides||Asteria • Leto|
|Crionides||Astraeus • Pallas • Perses|
|Hyperionides||Eos • Helios • Selene|
|Iapetonides||Atlas • Epimetheus • Menoetius • Prometheus|
|Oceanides||Potamoi • Rhode • Styx|
|Others||Anemoi • Astra Planeta • Cratos • Eurynome • Hecate • Lelantos • Melisseus • Metis • Nike • Ophion|
|Topics||Overthrowing of Ouranus • Titanomachy|