Hecate meaning

hĕk'ə-tē, hĕk'ĭt
An ancient fertility goddess who later became associated with Persephone as queen of Hades and protector of witches.
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A goddess of the moon, earth, and underground realm of the dead, later regarded as the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft.
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The powerful goddess, in Greek mythology, of crossroads, fire, light, the moon, and the underworld; equivalent to the Roman goddess Trivia.
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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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