Goddess Hecate/Hekate Mystery Key Pendant
Handcast .925 Sterling Silver. Piece measures 2.5″
Hecate or Hekate was a goddess in Greek religion and mythology most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, theMoon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy, and sorcery.
She had rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul. She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family.
Hecate may have originated among the Carions of Anatolia where variants of her name are found as names given to children. William Berg observes, “Since children are not called after spooks, it is safe to assume that Carian theophoric names involving hekat- refer to a major deity free from the dark and unsavoury ties to the underworld and to witchcraft associated with the Hecate of classical Athens.” She also closely parallels the Roman goddess Trivia with whom she was identified in Rome.
Witch Queen of the Crossroads, bearing the keys to the Mysteries, Hecate is a liminal goddess who stands at the boundaries and in transitional moments of life. Associated with root, herbal and poison magic, Hekate carries the torch of the Old Ways. This incredible HECATE key talisman pendant contains select proprietary symbols Anchor, Skull, Serpent, and Hecate's wheel.
Artist: Maxine Miller
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