Hecate Definition

hekətē, hekit
A goddess of the moon, earth, and underground realm of the dead, later regarded as the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft.
Webster's New World

The powerful goddess, in Greek mythology, of crossroads, fire, light, the moon, and the underworld; equivalent to the Roman goddess Trivia.


Origin of Hecate

  • Perhaps from Ancient Greek Ἑκατη (Hekatē), the feminine equivalent of Ἑκατός (Hekatos), an obscure epithet of Apollo, variously interpreted as "one who works/operates from afar", "one who drives off", "the far reaching one" or "the far-darter".

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  • Alternatively, some suggest that the name derives from the Ancient Greek word for "will".

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