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Offerings to Hekate

In light of my recent revelation, I’ve started doing some more in depth research into things sacred to Hekate and those used as offerings. I wanted to bring something for her to the Grove, to bring praise and thank her for her guidance so long ago, and so I share my discoveries with you. This will contain some UPG, inspired by research, as well as researched items themselves.

Offerings to Hekate:

  • Woods: Yew, Cypress, Hazel, Black Walnut or Willow
  • Dog shaped things, preferably black in color
  • Adopting an animal/Volunteering at an animal shelter
  • Lamb or Bull shaped things, again preferably black in color
  • Owl, Snake, or Crow shaped things
  • Frog/Toad shaped things
  • Hallucinogenic or poisonous plants such as Belladonna or Hemlock (Use at your own risk. I do not encourage the act of handling that which could be harmful to you.) Poppies are a safer alternative.
  • Herbal blends
  • Lavender
  • Dandelions
  • Garlic
  • Myhrr
  • Red Mullets (a fish)
  • Menstrual Blood or blood colored things
  • Bread
  • Cheeses
  • Honey
  • Apples, Figs, or Pomegranates
  • Incense or resins
  • Keys
  • Song
  • Fire
  • Earth/Stones from your travels

Sources:

http://www.neokoroi.org/religion/gods/hecate

http://www.neokoroi.org/religion/gods/hecate/articles/honoring_hekate

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

http://www.goddess-guide.com/hekate.html

I just finished Empress by Karen Miller, the first book in the Godspeaker trilogy, and holy shit that was good, but holy shit, what the fuck did I just read???

The setting is really unique for western fantasy; not enough authors take advantage of Egypt’s aesthetic, or the more violent aspects of certain cult religions (Bacchus’ followers were as violent as they were drunk/drugged up, for instance). Miller really did, and it was really vibrantly and clearly described (a side-effect of being a theater/film writer first, I imagine), so the movie playing in my head was just so horrible and wonderful.

Also, almost 100% POC character cast.

The protagonist is interesting, but terrifying and tbh a horrible person overall… And it works very well with the story. Miller pulled no punches.

I need the next book. D8

Πέμπτη Μεσοῦντος/ Πέμπτη ἐπὶ δέκα / Πεντεκαιδεκάτη, XV day
From today’s sunset: fifteenth day of Skirophorion.
The fifteenth of the month is always sacred to Athena.
Full Moon: Honors to Artemis-Hekate, “Hekate, that is not different from Artemis, was presented as with three forms, as the Moon takes on three conformations (crescent, full and new) … on this base She was called Trivia-Trioditis and was considered the protectress of the triodoi, for the reason that She changes in three ways…” (Corn. Comp. Theol. 34)
“Shun the fifth days: i.e. the lunar days. Shun all the fifth days.”

(Molded terracotta figurine of Athena. The Goddess helmeted, wearing high-girt peplos, and leaning against column, all on high base. She stands on one foot, one hand raised to likely hold a spear. The other hand truncated, probably to receive a separately applied shield, now missing.  South Italian or Sicily, c. 300-150 BCE. Now in a private collection…)

Goddess of the Day: July 2

Hekate - Witch Goddess of Greece.  Hekate is the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, forming the triad with Persephone and Demeter; though She also appears as having three faces unto Herself.  She has power over heaven, earth and the Underworld, and is often referred to as the Queen of Ghosts.  As the guardian of the spirit world, she protects ghosts from harm and from causing mischief.  Originally a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth, Hekate is most often associated with the crossroads, a place of spiritual wisdom and dark intuitive magick. The ultimate sorceress and diviner, Hekate teaches Her followers the path of the witch, and guides the seeker to the depths of the unconscious mind.

(text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by Stuart Littlejohn)

Hekat, godtouched and precious

I’m in the middle of book 2 of Karen Miller’s Godspeaker trilogy, and although it’s not as fun as the first book, and though I wish the Mijak segments were longer, I think the sharp dissonance between Mijak and Ethrea as settings is important.

Rhiane is okay, but Hekat was a lot more fun to read about. She was terrifying and vicious, fearsome, enduring, a product of her dry yet blood-soaked environs. It was exciting. And Mijak was one of the more original fantasy settings I’ve encountered.

anonymous asked:

Can you give me some information on Hecate? Like favorite animals and colors, and whether or not she's a threefold goddess? What does she like offered to her? Tell me all about her :D

I have limited knowledge on her, since I have actually just begun my research/worship with her :D (We can learn together haha) 


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I think the word you’re looking for instead of threefold is triple moon, and the answer is yes; she is one of the maiden/mother/crone goddesses ^_^ (I could be wrong, but I believe that’s the word)


As for offerings, check here :D

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I feel like there is a deity calling out to me. Maybe not very loudly or urgently. But quietly and consistently.

And I really feel like it’s a very feminine energy reaching out to me.

So I think I’m going to be looking into different Goddesses to try and narrow it down

I’m thinking of starting my search with Hekate, Persephone, and Skadi (is she even worshiped? I’m still very new to Norse beliefs, especially in a modern sense). If anyone has any resources, or personal knowledge of them, I’d love to have some links or advice. :)

Updated directory of Hellenic followers, by theos

As of June 21st, 2015. All link go to the original posts which will continue to be updated with new names. For the guaranteed most updated and complete version of this list, check here, second to last heading on the page

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UPG af: the Goddesses like Bath & Body works.

Aphrodite: Paris Amour 😘
Artemis: Moonlight Path 🌙
Athena: Japanese Cherry Blossom ✨
Demeter: Sweet Pea 🌱
Hestia: Warm Vanilla Sugar 🍪
Hera: Pink Chiffon 👑
Hekate: Be Enchanted 🔮

And, of course, since Kore is my main girl, I have two that I associate with her. Plumeria 🌸 and French Lavender & Honey 😍