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Goddess Symbols:
Hecate

 
     

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Hecate


Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Hecate, "The Distant One" ( best known as Hecate, Greek goddess of the Crossroads)  is often represented by symbols associated with her personality traits and her role as Queen of the Night. Since Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft, it should come as no surprize that many of her goddess symbols play a prominent role in the celebration of Hallowen.

 

goddess symbols Hecate

 

General:  
Torch, dark moon, raisin & currant cakes, crossroads, three-headed animals or statues, the number 3, masks, and candles.

 

Animals:
Dogs, horses, sheep (especially black female lambs), owls, bats, snakes, and boars.

 

Plants:  
Willows, dark yew, blackthorn, groves of trees, saffron, raisins and currants,
any night-blooming plants, and gourds (especially pumpkins)

 

Perfumes/Scents:  
Queen of the Night (a light flowery fragrance), cinnamon, myrrh, mugwort, honey, lime, and lemon verbena

 

Gems and Metals:  
Sapphire, silver, gold, moonstone, black tourmaline, black onyx, hematite, smoky quartz and any stone that is dark or luminous
Colors:  
Black, orange, yellow-orange, and red-orange

 

Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Hecate

Goddess Quiz: Hecate

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