God of the Week: Hecate

09/06/2010: Hecate

Hecate a Greco-Roman a goddess of doors, gates, crossroads, etc. She existed in a triplicate/trinity type of thingy, similar to the dual faces Chronus.

Hecate would appear to have been originally a moon- goddess worshipped by the Thracians. She became confounded, and eventually identified with Selene and Per- sephone, and is one of those divinities of whom the ancients had various conflicting accounts.
Hecate was the daughter of Perses and “gold-wreathed” Astraea (the starry night), and her sway extended over earth, heaven, and hell, for which reason she is represented in works of art as a triple divinity, having three female bodies, all young and beautiful, and united together.

-E. M. Berens, The myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome

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