Hecate, Athenian red-figure bell krater C5th B. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea. Hekate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephoneguiding her through the night with flaming torches. Three metamorphosis myths describe the origins of her animal familiars:
Immortals[ edit ] The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes.
A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or multiple deities, and might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. Divine images were common on coins. Drinking cups and other vessels were painted with scenes from Greek myths.
She was married to Hephaestusbut bore him no children. She had many lovers, most notably Aresto whom she bore HarmoniaPhobosand Deimos.
She was also a lover to Adonis and Anchisesto whom she bore Aeneas. She is usually depicted as a naked or semi-nude beautiful woman. Her symbols include myrtleroses, and the scallop shell.
Her sacred animals include doves and sparrows. Her Roman counterpart is Venus. He is the son of Zeus and Letoand the twin brother of Artemis.
Both Apollo and Artemis use a bow and arrow. Apollo is depicted as young, beardless, handsome and athletic. In myth, he can be cruel and destructive, and his love affairs are rarely happy.
He is often accompanied by the Muses. His most famous temple is in Delphiwhere he established his oracular shrine. His signs and symbols include the laurel wreathbow and arrow, and lyre.
His sacred animals include roe deerswans, and pythons. Some late Roman and Greek poetry and mythography identifies him as a sun-god, equivalent to Roman Sol and Greek Helios. The son of Zeus and Herahe was depicted as a beardless youth, either nude with a helmet and spear or sword, or as an armed warrior.
Homer portrays him as moody and unreliable, and as being the most unpopular god on earth and Olympus Iliad 5.
He generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athenaa goddess of military strategy and skill. Ares is known for cuckolding his brother Hephaestusconducting an affair with his wife Aphrodite. His sacred animals include vultures, venomous snakes, dogs, and boars.
His Roman counterpart Mars by contrast was regarded as the dignified ancestor of the Roman people. In later times, Artemis became associated with bows and arrows.
She is the daughter of Zeus and Letoand twin sister of Apollo. In art she is often depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows.Hecate, Athenian red-figure lekythos C5th B.C., State Hermitage Museum HEKATE (Hecate) was the goddess of the night, witchcraft and ghosts.
This page contains hymns to the goddess and descriptions of her divine role, including invocations to her by witches and necromancers in literature.
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1. Immortals. The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or multiple deities, and might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. Divine images were common on coins.
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Hecate is a chthonic goddess in Greek religion and mythology, associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.
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