HEKATE (Hecate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea.
Three metamorphosis myths describe the origins of her animal familiars: the black she-dog and the polecat (a mustelid house pet kept by the ancients to hunt vermin). The dog was the Trojan Queen Hekabe (Hecuba) who leapt into the sea after the fall of Troy and was transformed by the goddess. The polecat was either the witch Gale, turned as punishment for her incontinence, or Galinthias, midwife of Alkmene (Alcmena), who was transformed by the enraged goddess Eileithyia but adopted by the sympathetic Hekate.
To some she is Hecate, others Hekate. For many, she comes without a name revealing herself during times of great personal pain and loss. She is the bringer of power and healing. She spins the wheel of time, weaving her magick and mystery throughout. The fiery spark that lives in all the universe. The spark that fuels her chosen, the witches, as they weave their spells and rituals. She is the Witch Mother.
This piece is cast in sterling silver measuring 16" on the chain, the triangular piece is all hand carved with intent in each stroke for an incredibly powerful talisman. The snake is a symbol for regeneration and immortality and the triangle is the strongest shape, being equal parts of three.
*Please note: all pieces take 2-3 weeks to complete