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This Night Belongs to Hecate

Today is the last day of the month, and so is sacred to the great Triple Goddess, Hecate.  Every month, we honor Her as Queen of the Night.

She is the psychopomp, who shows the way to the land of the dead, the Lady of the crossroads.  Although She is also Maiden and Mother, in modern times She is most often recognized in Her aspect as Crone and is the Goddess of Witches and the wisewomen.

Hecate can serve as the mediator in contact with your shadow, so when you have personal challenges you need to deal with, ask Hecate to guide you on your inner journey.  Hecate is also a protector of women and a formidable advocate for the disenfranchised and marginalized.

In ancient times, worshippers would leave a “Hecate’s Supper” with specially prepared foods as offerings to Her. The offerings were also gifts to appease the restless ghosts, called apotropaioi by the Greeks (and not too unlike the Hungry Ghosts honored in China at the Pisces Full Moon this month). These offerings should be left behind at a crossroads at night, without looking back.

It is Hecate who teaches us the ancient Mysteries. It is She who protects the vulnerable. May we wisely follow Her example.

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  • August 31, 2010, 9:12 pm Athene Noctua

    Thanks for the reminder right now, as I am facing some challenges and could use her help. Also, thanks for newsletter. It always brightens up my month.

  • September 3, 2010, 8:55 am Brenda

    It is so “funny” that her name has come to me 3 times in the past few weeks and here is a great tribute of information about her. thank you! I will be studing with her and see what there is for her to teach me….

  • September 5, 2010, 2:41 am wwj

    Beth, was there a reason why you wrote “the wisewomen” the way you did? I find it very interesting that you choose those word written that way.