noun Classical Mythology.
Origin of Hecate
Examples from the Web for hecate
Hecate, almost a centenarian, occupied a corner of her son's barn.
Why, it was merrily done; when the old hag set her serpent at me, and Hecate stood by laughing from ear to ear—what could I do?The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
When Diana goes to hell, her name changes to Hecate, but love among the devils is called love still!Mary Marston|George MacDonald
And propitiate only-begotten Hecate, daughter of Perses, pouring from a goblet the hive-stored labour of bees.The Argonautica|Apollonius Rhodius
She was mightier in will than the wise woman, and, as Hecate could summon her priestesses, so Saronia could call the witch.Saronia|Richard Short
early 15c., Greek deity, daughter of Perseus and Asteria (said to be originally Thracian), later identified as an aspect of Artemis, fem. of hekatos "far-shooting." Associated since Shakespeare ("I Henry VI," III.ii.64) with witches and sorcery.