- a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.
Origin of Hecate
Examples from the Web for hecate
Historical Examples of hecate
But Ceres shook her head, and hastened away, along with Hecate.Tanglewood Tales
Hecate appears as a gigantic woman, bearing a torch and a sword.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Call her Hecate, and she will bear any disguise, however fanciful.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
Friedrich Max Mller
And I, by my power, tried by Hecate to draw him forth, but I could not.'
Saronia had been powerless to help, and dared not question the vengeance of Hecate.
- Greek myth a goddess of the underworld
Word Origin and History for hecate
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.