Hecate Chiaramonti

Hecate - Goddess of magic, crossroads, ghosts and necromancy

Hecate (Hekate) is a goddess in Greek mythology who was capable of both good and evil. She was especially associated with witchcraft, magic, the Moon, doorways, and creatures of the night such as hell-hounds and ghosts. She is often depicted carrying a torch to remind of her connection with the night, and in sculpture with three faces, representing her role as the guardian of crossroads.



  • Photo: Triple-formed representation of Hecate. Marble, Roman copy after an original of the Hellenistic period. Unknown artist. Museo Chiaramonti, Musei Vaticani, Jastrow (2006), public domain.
  • Hecate at the Ancient History Encyclopedia (Retrieved on October 19, 2017).