1. Hecate.

noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.


  1. a variant spelling of Hecate


  1. Greek myth a goddess of the underworld

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.

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