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THE GREEK DEITY HEKATE IS NOT A TRIPLE GODDESS

let me repeat

THE GREEK DEITY HEKATE IS NOT A TRIPLE GODDESS

Let me teach you a thing, folks.

So you’ve got this ancient Greek deity, Hekate. And She’s responsible for witchcraft, necromancy, the night, crossroads, some associations with wayfinding and dogs, etc. She’s also scary as fuck. None of this “harm none” bullshit; the brand of witchcraft She presides over is quite simply using witchcraft to destroy people who deserve to be destroyed. Rah rah curses, rah rah FUCKING NECROMANCY, all of that.

She’s also a virgin deity. Let me repeat that. Virgin deity. Maiden. Not mother. Not crone. Maiden. Period. There’s some UPG out there that She’s got a bit of a thing going with Hermes, but even then. Not mother. Not crone. 

She is also not triplicate. Let me show you a picture.

Bam. Hekate. You see the torches? Hekate. You see how She’s not pregnant and not old? VIRGIN DEITY.

Let me show you some more pictures. Fucking ancient pictures. Because, you know, this is an ancient deity you’re running your mouths about. She existed long before you were able to portray Her as pregnant and barefoot and peaceful on the internet.

Here She is SETTING A MOTHERFUCKER ON FIRE. Note how there’s still one of Her and She’s not old or pregnant.

And here She is again on the left, SETTING A MOTHERFUCKER ON FIRE with Her torches. Yeah, real love and light. More like, She loves to light motherfuckers on fire. Notice again how there’s ONE of Her and She’s a young woman without pregnancy.

Are you getting the picture yet? Is it beginning to sink in yet that She’s not a triple goddess and she sure as hell isn’t a mother goddess or a crone? Are you beginning to realize being all-loving and all-light and “don’t cause harm, guys” is NOT HER FUCKING JOB?

Now let me show you where you fucking ignorant history-hating uneducated peasants got this “triple Goddess” idea from.

Hekate is the Goddess of Crossroads. As in literal street intersections. And ancient Greeks fucking loved to put statues out to watch over shit like that. Look up what a Herm is sometimes. It’s literally Hermes’ head and a dick. And they put that thing FUCKING EVERYWHERE. Ancient Greeks loved that shit.

So sometimes they set up statues of Hekate to watch over crossroads. And they needed some way to show She can watch over all the crossroads at once. So they sculpted three statues instead, so no matter which road you were coming from, Hekate would be watching you.

You see this? THIS IS CALLED A FUCKING METAPHOR.

First, note right off the bat the statues are identical. One isn’t pregnant and one isn’t old. THIS IS NOT A MAIDEN/MOTHER/CRONE IMAGE. Because Hekate is not a crone deity or a mother deity.

THERE ARE ALSO NOT LITERALLY THREE OF HER. THIS IS A METAPHOR. It symbolizes that She’s watching all roads. It’s like how in sculpture Moses is depicted with two spikes on his head. Is it saying he LITERALLY has horns? NO. It’s a metaphor for a fucking halo.

METAPHOR, YOU IGNORANT BABOONS. FUCKING METAPHOR.

Wanna learn about THIS Hekate? OUR Hekate? I recommend this page.

Y’all are welcome to worship a Maiden/Mother/Crone trio. That’s your right. You can even call her Hecate or Hekate or fucking Snoopy for all I care. But it’s not the same deity as OUR Hekate. Not if it’s a peace-loving, “harm none” promoting, love and light spouting, baby-birthing, old age looking Triple Goddess.

You might as well say that Ares, MALE god of being MALE, is the Triple Goddess too. It just doesn’t work like that.

don’t fucking anyone say that or I swear to god someone’s getting cut

You pretty much just convinced me to leave her offerings.

You had me at the “setting people on fire” part.

I am Wiccan. I am really getting pissed off at Wiccans using OTHER deities to show the goddess in her three aspects. No. This is not how it works. THE GODDESS is THE Goddess. There is no other Goddess in this religion. You don’t get to choose a deity from another religion and call her a three aspects goddess. No. Stop. Just no. She’s the Goddess. End of sentence. No Greek, Norse, Egyptian, etc. gods belong in Wicca. STOP trying to put them there. 

you are perfect

just

perfect

Beautiful being, come to me.

perfection

YES.

thank you, thank you! I have tried explaining this, but you put it so much more convincing then I could. 

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About darkbookworm13

I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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