Definition of Hecate

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



Definition of Hecate

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) The goddess of the night and crossroads, usually associated with witchcraft and sorcery, as well as ghosts and childbirth. Said to reside in Hades. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hecate

Hebrewess
Hebrewesses
Hebrews
Hebrician
Hebricians
Hebridean
Hebridean Islands
Hebridean Isles
Hebrideans
Hebrides
Hebridian
Hebridians
Hebron
Hebræan
Hebræans
Hecate
Hecate Strait
Hecht
Hecht's pneumonia
Heck's disease
Hector
Hector Berlioz
Hector Hevodidbon
Hector Hugh Munro
Hectour
Hedelfinger
Hedeoma pulegioides
Hedera
Hedera helix
Hedgecock

Literary usage of Hecate

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1. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"HAK, HEKTE (hecate ?). This Deity has also the head of a lion, surmounted by a solar disk; and she sometimes appears under a human form, with the head-dress ..."

2. The Dial by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley (1842)
"hecate, goddess of midnight, discoverer of the future which yet sleeps in the ... hecate. Powerful exorcist, — why callest thou me from out the caves of ..."

3. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893)
"This Artemis-Lochia, the Goddess that presided at conception and childbirth, is, in her functions and as the triple hecate, the Orphic Deity, ..."

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