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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:24 PM

5. Hekate Triformis is one of the many Triple Goddesses of ancient Greece.She stands where 3 roads meet

Where 3 roads meet -- the place of decision.

Hekate also stands at the road the dead travel in the Underworld, holding the keys. In that aspect she was demonized in medieval mythology as "the wardress of Hell," and "queen of the witches." But as an underworld goddess she has a close relationship to Persephone, the queen of the underworld. Hekate can choose to be elsewhere as well, because as one of the original gods she has the capacity to travel in all realms.

I took her name because of her link to Demeter and Persephone, the mother-daughter dyad -- in which Hekate completes the triad as crone. By 2002 (when I signed up at DU and needed to choose a DU handle) my daughter was done dragging me thru the hell of her adolescence and was grown, I had just completed several years of academic study on Demeter and Persephone, and decided it was time to move on.

Way more than you wanted to know, I am sure. Mythology is very rich that way, and one story opens out into another and another and another --


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