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Author Topic: Different Aspects of Hekate  (Read 895 times)

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Different Aspects of Hekate
« on: August 15, 2012, 09:58:48 pm »
I noticed there was another new thread about her now, but instead of hijacking that one, I thought I'd start another one.

Lately I've been feeling a pull towards her. I decided to honour her as I often do during the moon-dark period, but for some reason this time something just clicked and I feel more drawn to her than I have in years.

What I'm wondering specifically is if there are any good available sources about her that describe her as more than the usual underworld deity of ghosts and witchcraft. I've read that she was originally a Thracian deity, and that her "darker" reputation was a very late addition. She not only was a universal deity of earth, sea, and sky, but also presided over wedding ceremonies, childbirth, and the natural world. This is the side of her I'm interested in more than the scary stuff.

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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 10:22:09 pm »
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What I'm wondering specifically is if there are any good available sources about her that describe her as more than the usual underworld deity of ghosts and witchcraft. I've read that she was originally a Thracian deity, and that her "darker" reputation was a very late addition. She not only was a universal deity of earth, sea, and sky, but also presided over wedding ceremonies, childbirth, and the natural world. This is the side of her I'm interested in more than the scary stuff.

 
You may want to take a look at the Theogony.  She has a part of it dedicated to Her.  I think they are lines 411-455.
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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 02:38:55 am »
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You may want to take a look at the Theogony.  She has a part of it dedicated to Her.  I think they are lines 411-455.

 
do a search on here of related threads and posts and you'll probably unearth the previous lists of suggested reading material....my Hecate is the earlier incarnations tooo,where she was young maiden with bronze sandles and shining and saffron clad.
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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 08:23:01 pm »
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What I'm wondering specifically is if there are any good available sources about her that describe her as more than the usual underworld deity of ghosts and witchcraft. I've read that she was originally a Thracian deity, and that her "darker" reputation was a very late addition. She not only was a universal deity of earth, sea, and sky, but also presided over wedding ceremonies, childbirth, and the natural world. This is the side of her I'm interested in more than the scary stuff.


Here is a thread with some sources linked from when I've asked a similar question in the past.

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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 05:56:07 pm »
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What I'm wondering specifically is if there are any good available sources about her that describe her as more than the usual underworld deity of ghosts and witchcraft.

 
There's a book by Robert Von Rudloff called Hekate in Ancient Greek Religion. It covers Hekate in the Theogony and the Hymn to Demeter, Her main sites of worship, relationships with other deities and Her roles in ancient Greek religion.
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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 06:02:27 pm »
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There's a book by Robert Von Rudloff called Hekate in Ancient Greek Religion. It covers Hekate in the Theogony and the Hymn to Demeter, Her main sites of worship, relationships with other deities and Her roles in ancient Greek religion.


That's supposed to be a good book.  Haven't got a hold of a copy yet as a new one goes typically in the $200 - $300 range and used any where from 50 - 190 on Amazon, a littel bit cheaper on Albris.

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Re: Different Aspects of Hekate
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 11:06:17 am »
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What I'm wondering specifically is if there are any good available sources about her that describe her as more than the usual underworld deity of ghosts and witchcraft. I've read that she was originally a Thracian deity, and that her "darker" reputation was a very late addition. She not only was a universal deity of earth, sea, and sky, but also presided over wedding ceremonies, childbirth, and the natural world. This is the side of her I'm interested in more than the scary stuff.


You might know this already, but I've always found the theoi-project a good site to start:

http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Hekate.html

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