Hecate Picture

Hecate was variously associated with crossroads, childbirth, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. She was a Titan who sided with the Olympian gods, and although she is often portrayed as evil these days, she was actually more of a protector. She used her powers to assist gods and mortals, and wayfarers called on her for protection. She assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, and became Persephone's companion and friend in the months she lived in the Underworld.
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