Goddess Hecate Statue by Maxine Miller
10.75 inches High x 4.5 x 5.5 inch base
27.30 cm high x 11.43 x 13.97 cm base
Beautifully detailed statue of the Goddess Hecate - goddess of the three paths, goddess of witchcraft,
guardian of the household, protector of the newly born.
Here she is depicted standing on a crossroads with her torch and birthing knife and 2 Greyhound Companions. Very rich in detail and symbolism.
Made of cold cast warm faux bronze
Hecate, a divinity of the Underworld and companion of Persephone, is called the queen of night and the Goddess of the Cross-roads; her three faces are turned towards as many directions, and her name was shrieked at night at the cross-roads of cities.
She is often seen bearing torches, and it is with them that she killed Clytius in the course of the Gigantomachy.
Hecate is regarded as supreme, both in Heaven and in the Underworld, and it is said that Zeus calls upon her whenever any man on earth offers sacrifices, and prays for favor.
On becoming the ruler of the universe, Zeus did not deprive Hecate of her share of the privileges concerning earth, heaven and sea when the Titan ruled the world before him, but she keeps them just as the division was in the beginning.
This Goddess, a night-wanderer, is credited with wit-depriving spells: It is Hecate, some believe, who bestows wealth and grants advances to those whose prayers she receives favorably.
Similarly, the outcome of war and victory in games may depend on her, who grants glory to whom she pleases. And to those who work at sea, she gives great catch or takes it away, if that is her will; likewise, concerning herds, she increases their number from a few, or reduces it to be less, following her own will.
Regarded as nurse and overseer of the young, she is also said to have a part in judgments and in assemblies distinguishing whom she will.