Gods and Goddesses

Hecate: 15 Ways to Work With the Goddess of Witchcraft

You set foot on the path that leads to the woods where your grandmother is buried. She always told you to visit her at the crossroads. At the sacred place where her mother’s mother initiated her. At the place where Hecate may be called upon and learned from. Is the Mother of Witchcraft, the Queen of Sorcery, and the Goddess of magic calling you? Hecate is an ancient Greek goddess and rules over witches far and wide. But if you’re new to her energy, how do you work with Hecate respectfully? Here we discuss who Hecate is and how to work with her in your magical practice.

Who is the Goddess Hecate?

A favorite among modern and past witches, Hecate is an ancient Greek Goddess of magic, life and death, herbalism, the mysteries, and much more. She is a liminal spirit – she guards the thresholds between the human and spirit world. She’s found at the crossroads, at the doorways of homes, and at the gates of the cemetery. While a chthonic deity who presides over death and the dead, many forget Hecate is also a goddess of childbirth and life. As a triple goddess, her domain is the life/death/rebirth cycle. She is often depicted in a triple goddess form: as three women looking in different directions or as a three-headed canine.

Is Hecate dark? Many say she’s a dark goddess and it seems that reputation precedes her. However, people forget she’s a goddess of childbirth and LIFE, too! She helps heal women in need of reproductive healing and aids in the birthing process. She’s as much LIGHT as she is DARK. She encompasses all of these things – she IS the polarity. Don’t be afraid to work with her because of how others perceive her. I can tell you I’ve only had good, healing experiences with her.

Hecate’s Origins and Myths

Hecate, whose name means either “far-reaching one” or “will power”, is much older than the ancient Greek civilizations who continued her worship. In fact, she is linked to ancient Anatolia, to a people named the Carians (not Karens, folks), who worshiped her at an ancient temple in Laginia. Other sources claim she comes from Thrace, which is a region covering parts of Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey today. And, what’s really interesting, is that she was thought to originally have been a goddess of fertility, childbirth, and of the wilderness. And later took on the “dark” image we know of her today – the goddess of witchcraft, crossroads, spirits, and the Underworld.

She is featured in a few prominent myths including in Hesiod, where she is the daughter of a powerful Titan and nymph. In this myth, Hecate has immense power and rules over the three realms – land, sky, and sea. Which is evident in her triple form manifestation. She’s also well known for playing an integral role in the myth of Demeter and Persephone. She bears witness to Persephone’s “kidnapping” and aids Demeter in recovering her stolen daughter from Hades and the Underworld.

Hecate’s Magical Domains & Associations

DeathGarlicDogRed wineCirce
ChildbirthLavenderPolecatRed meatHermes

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Is Hecate Calling You?

We’ve found Hecate tends to call a lot of younger witches to her path, because she feels she can teach them the old ways effectively. Of course, you can also work with Hecate in your later years, as she is often manifest as a crone or hag deity, as well. But here’s some specific ways to know Hecate is calling you to her:

  • The number 13 keeps popping up everywhere
  • You hear dogs howling at night from nowhere
  • Hecate’s symbols are repeating: the key, crossroads, torch, dagger, Hecate’s wheel
  • You’re drawn to graveyards and cemeteries
  • You’ve had a spiritual experience (either positive or terrifying) at a crossroads in the woods
  • You’re new to the craft and need guidance but don’t know who to turn to
  • Hecate comes into witches’ lives who are pregnant and dying (during major transitions in life)
  • You’re seeing a white dog(s) everywhere you go (in real life or on TV, etc.)
  • Hecate’s name keeps showing up in your daily life (in random conversations, books, TV shows, online, etc.)
  • You love working with animals, in particular dogs
  • Stray dogs tend to find you and want you to take them in
  • You were born under a Dark Moon or on Hecate Night
  • Spirits communicate with you and have your entire life

15 Ways to Work With Hecate

Whether you’ve chosen Hecate as your matron goddess or not, she is a powerful deity to work with in your magical practice. She particularly loves witches, herbalists, diviners, healers, morticians and midwives. So if you’re any of these, you’re in luck! There are many ways to work with the goddess of the crossroads, but here are our favorites:

1. Pronounce Her Name Right

The pronunciation of Hecate’s name has been muddled and changed over the years. But there is a RIGHT way to say her name. Most say “heh-kah-tay” or “heh-kah-tee” with no emphasis on the middle syllable. But in ancient times, her name would have been pronounced with emphasis on the middle syllable like this: heh-KAH-tay or heh-KAH-tee. Practice that a few times out loud. Feel the difference? This is one simple to honor the goddess of witches.

2. Dedicate Altar Space to Hecate

Because Hecate is Queen of the Witches, she adores to have her own altar or altar space in a witch’s home. Things you can add: a representation of her like a statue or a key, a cauldron, a knife, a broom, dog figurines, decorations with stars and moons, anything with the colors black or red. Cleanse and consecrate the space and tools in Hecate’s name initially. Then re-cleanse and charge monthly on the Dark Moon. Your altar may start out simple, but it will grow with time.

3. Altar Offerings for Hecate

In addition to keeping space for her, giving offerings is another great way to work with her. Nearly every god or goddess we work with in our practice requires some energy exchange via offerings. Hecate is no different. Here are a few offerings she likes: pomegranates, lavender, dishes with garlic, date palms, eggs, honey, breads and sweets that are crescent-shaped, candleflame and incense. As with most other deities, Hecate also enjoys intangible offerings like paintings, poetry, song, dance, prayer, chanting, etc. Whatever you enjoy doing creatively, allow your creative juices to flow and create something for Hecate.

4. Ritual at the Crossroads

Because Hecate is a ruler of the crossroads, rituals done at the crossroads honor and invoke her energy. If you live in an urban area, it may be hard to find a 3-way crossroads to perform ritual. In this case, mark out a 3-way crossroads on the ground with large branches as a symbolic crossroads of sorts. Otherwise, candle spells, invocations, and offerings at 3-way crossroads are a powerful way to call on her. Don’t forget to gather a bit of crossroads dirt and use it in your Hecate rituals, meditations, and more.

5. Canine Care

Hecate’s most sacred and loved animal is the dog. When you take care of our canine friends, do so in Hecate’s name. She will bless you AND your dogs or any dogs you care for. You can also call on Hecate to protect your dog from harm. If you can’t have a dog, donate your time OR old blankets, dog food, etc. to a local animal shelter. And tell Hecate you’re doing it in her name. This doesn’t just go for dogs, but for any kind of canine species.

6. Feasts for Hecate

A fun and traditional way to honor the Goddess of Life and Death is to hold a dinner party or feast for her. In ancient times, Hecate’s priestesses held large parties in her name and made her favorite foods. Include lavender, honey, eggs and garlic in your dishes. Red wine and mead are traditional. Set a place at the table for your goddess or set a plate at her altar. Celebrate Hecate with a feast on her sacred days: August 13th and/or November 30th. Click here to learn more about hosting Hecate Night.

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offerings to hecate

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7. Study Herbs

Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft and was specifically known for her herbal knowledge. Sources say there was a sacred garden dedicated to Hecate at her temple in Colchis (modern day Georgia). This garden would’ve contained her sacred trees, herbs and poisons. Study medicinal and magical herbalism and become one of Hecate’s priestesses. By growing and harvesting your own herbs, you’re recreating Hecate’s garden at Colchis. Your herbal creations also serve as offering to Hecate.

8. Dark Moon Rituals

The most powerful time to invoke Hecate in ritual is during a Dark Moon. Healing, banishing, and cleansing rituals in Hecate’s name during a Dark Moon are especially potent. Divination, particularly to speak with Hecate, is amplified during the Dark Moon. If you’re looking for examples of dark moon rituals click here.

9. Spirit Work in the Cemetery

Because she is the goddess of life and death, she is also a protector and gatekeeper of the spirit realm. Her presence is felt in cemeteries, as well as in birthing centers and hospitals. If you’re brave enough AND understand how to protect yourself, spirit work in the cemetery is another way to honor Hecate. But be careful…this isn’t a practice for beginners or for fun. There are many different kinds of spirits in the cemetery. And, while this is Hecate’s domain, she won’t keep the spirits at bay for those who disrespect the dead.

10. Offerings by the Door

In ancient times, Hecate’s devotees left offerings to her and her hounds outside by their door. You can honor Hecate and her hounds by doing the same. Leave an offering for Hecate and one of her dogs. Leaving it out overnight is fine. Remove it in the morning. You can bury the remnants or throw it in the compost (if it’s compostable).

11. Locate the Dog Star

This is something fun to do in Hecate’s honor. Locate Sirius, the Dog Star, in the night sky. Use a mobile app like SkyView to locate Sirius, and if you can see it with the naked eye, gaze at it awhile. Feel Hecate’s energy radiating down from the night sky and pulsing through your veins. The star Sirius is her sacred star. Draw Sirius on your body somewhere in honor of the goddess.

12. Work With Her Allies

By working with and getting to know the witch Queen’s allies, you honor her. Study and invoke any or all of the following: Medea, Circe, Cybele, Artemis, Diana, Persephone, Demeter, and Dionysus. You’re not “cheating” on Hecate by working with other deities, especially if they are near and dear to the Queen of Witches.

13. Doings Things in 13’s

The Goddess of Witchcraft’s sacred number is thirteen. If you want to honor her, perform ritual steps in thirteen steps. Offer thirteen flowers to her. Give elaborate offerings or do ritual on the thirteenth of each month in her name. Say your prayers thirteen times. Etc. I’ve even found educating people on the sanctity of the number thirteen is a simple way to please the goddess. When people say the number thirteen is unlucky or evil, I remind them there are 13 lunar phases in a year. And that our ancient ancestors worked off of a lunar calendar before our modern one. In addition, women have 13 menstrual cycles in a year syncing with the 13 lunar phases.

14. Menstrual Magick

Hecate is a goddess of the life, death, rebirth cycle which means blood is sacred to her. And blood that particularly comes from the life-giving womb of a woman – menstrual blood. Some folks might feel strange about working with menstrual blood, and that’s okay. If you don’t have the stomach for it, consider tracking your menstrual cycles with a bracelet. Or honoring Hecate at the start of every period. Her presence is strong during this time in a woman’s life.

15. Divination

The Queen of Witches wouldn’t be the queen if she didn’t practice divination. Nearly every witch has his or her favorite method. If you have a favorite, use this to communicate with Hecate. With my deities, I dedicate a specific deck of cards to them. Dedicate a card deck or a bag of charms to talking directly to Hecate. And ONLY Hecate. You’ll see just how powerful your sessions with her become. This gives you a way to ask her questions directly and have her give you answers directly.

16. Making a Sacred Tea in Her Honor


  • black tea – 1 tsp.
  • peppermint – 1/2 tsp.
  • lavender – 1/4 tsp.
  • honey
  • 8 ounces hot water

Pour the hot water over top the loose leaf ingredients and let it steep for 5-7 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Strain the tea leaves. Add a small slice of fresh pomegranate (optional) and honey. Hold the cup of tea into the air and recite the following incantation (or make up your own):

Oh Hecate, Mother of Witches
Partake of this tea with me
I drink in your ancient wisdom and glory
May you walk beside me always
And forever more…

Leave the cup of tea for Hecate on her altar as a special offering. And have one of your own.


  1. yorunomei

    May 19, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Thankyou, and I have a problem and hope to get help here.(I haven’t started worshipping the goddess yet, I just want to start)
    I get a terrible OCD.Many times that, the more I want to pray to god and godness, some illogical blasphemous ideas appear without reason. I hate these ideas and feel guilty. I swear I never mean to think about this, but the negative ideas just appear in my mind. Well.. i have the OCD symptom before(for many other reasons), but never feel suffering like now. The more I want to worship, these ideas torture me more.
    Well, I once come to doctor, seems there’s no serious health issue on me……I wonder if is the demon or some evil spirits is disturbing me..or just the OCD? Will god and godness be angry with these thoughts?(I really really really didn’t mean to think about those blasphemous things…) Will praying to the goddess help with this?
    And more, I feel maybe the godness has already called me.When I was a teenager, the smell of lavender helped me accept the fear of death. And these days I dream of the holy name of godness. Yesterday at Sunset, I hear the barking of dogs in a place where dogs have almost never appeared before. It barked once or twice every few minutes, and the sound seems to come from the air. I searched carefully but couldn’t find its direction.
    I feel shame and guilty… I really don’t want to disappoint the godness.Because of those blasphemous thoughts,I dare not start a connection with the goddess.
    Well, I think what I can do now is to enhance my spirituality and overcome the constantly emerging blasphemous thoughts with a firm will. But……it maybe not the best way. So, I hope to receive some suggestions, thank you very much!

  2. Kali

    April 29, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Hekate is my patron and I am convinced. I have always been drawn to all aspects of lavender. My birthday is November 30th. I once had a dream where a wish was granted and I asked to see the spirit that protects me and a large white wolf appeared before me. It’s undeniable that somehow I am drawn to her energy and I want to learn to honor her.

  3. Amy

    February 24, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Which dates are correct? There are different dates on here for her feast and on the link talking about how to celebrate?

  4. 325

    January 28, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    Hi, I am interested in this goddess, but coming from China where her influence is not universal, I wonder if the worship of her makes sense in this geographically remote situation? Can she sense it?

    1. A

      February 7, 2023 at 3:39 pm

      Hekate is a literal goddess, I’m sure that won’t matter to her and she’ll sense you! <3

    2. Anonymous

      February 8, 2023 at 12:18 pm

      Your geographical location does not influence the strength of your worship. Gods and Goddesses are present wherever and whenever we call out to them, if they decide to come, that is. So, yes she most definitely can sense your worship 🙂

      1. Ellinor

        January 22, 2024 at 5:43 pm

        I know that Hekate has been with me my whole life, and assisted me in every life transition. Hekate and Nyx. As a toddler, I called myself Nyx and I was born November 16. Now, as a 31 year old female, this year I have come closer to Hekate than ever before, aiding women who are going through pregnancylosses, doing an enormous load of shadow work, lighting my torch in the underworld. My birthname, Ellinor, is Greek origin meaning “the torch carrier”.

    3. Dakari

      February 9, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      She definitely can! Hecate and most deities can be found working with people in places like America. Which is actually 1679 miles away from Greece. But she can feel it, and she will

  5. Sherrina

    January 20, 2023 at 9:50 am

    At off times I dream of a woman with white hair or a maiden with black hair flowing to her waist. She invited me to this land filled with trees and greenery. Could this be the Goddess Hecate?

  6. eb

    December 23, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Hi! I think Hecate has been reaching out for me, I’m considering working with her but I am young and I do not want anythign bad to happen, I’m wondering if there is anythigns she doesn’t like and if bad stuff will happen if I connect to her spirit?

    1. kitty fields

      December 26, 2022 at 10:24 am

      I mean, truly, if you’re scared of something bad happening, you’re likely not ready to walk this path. My recommendation is to keep reading and researching, then make up your mind if you’re ready to practice.

    2. Dairsha

      February 28, 2023 at 11:03 pm

      Bad things happen when we fear and expect them. Just decide that is not going to happen to you and work on knowing that you are the one in charge of what you invite in. Only you decide this. It is a matter of watching your thoughts and becoming skilled at redirecting them. When you have strengthened this muscle to where you can trust it (doesn’t have to be perfect) then you are ready.

  7. Zhang

    December 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I keep finding bones in my back yard… could this be a sign from Hecate?

    1. kitty fields

      December 16, 2022 at 3:07 pm

      It very well could be!

  8. Christina Reagan

    July 8, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    This woman I’ve known 12yrs said this younger woman said Hecate out loud while helping her and her husband with unloading a truck. She also said she has stole her clothes and thinks she is after her husband’s money etcand that her husband takes up for her. They are associated with a church of people that were involved with meth and black magic and witch craft.

  9. Rosa

    June 14, 2022 at 12:02 am

    How can I stop working with Hecate?

  10. Celeste

    April 1, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I know this might be a stupid question but I’m sorta new on my research on her and i wondered what happens to the offerings you give her? I’ve searched everywhere for the answer but the closest I’ve come is burying it at dawn or eating the food after candle has burned out.

    1. Carleyce

      April 7, 2022 at 12:01 am

      Also new but I have heard that if you just leave the offerings for her overnight later you can just bury them or throw them away. For example, just leaving her an offering every 13th of the month could be showing her that you wanna work with her.

    2. Rebecca

      September 20, 2023 at 9:58 pm

      You can bury them at any crossroad as long as they are animal friendly offerings.

  11. Crystal Hope

    January 17, 2022 at 10:02 am

    To those having issues…. Are you certain you’ve connected with Hecate? Trickery does occur if not cautious. Have you thought about being a bit more word specific on your boundaries? What about offerings, have they been given? Do you ground and protect daily as well as cleanse? Call her in for her assistance and clarity whenever the issues occur and you’re “unsure”……. Make sure!! Don’t forget about your free will, your intentions make sure they’re solid as well as your emotions. And by all means BELIEVE!! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR INTENTIONS! Any sketchy part in there any entity can slip in!! Do you cleanse yourselves as well as your space? Do you use protection cloaks or do you visualize? Somewhere you have a leak in your system. Ask for clarification and to assist you. Be grateful mindful and respectful and please try your best to stay completely focused…… The one second you squirrel is the sec you create a weak spot! Word specific!! I can’t express that enough! How about maybe too broad of terminology in your word specifics? Or possibly not pronouncing her name correctly? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Ask her. You have no issues asking her for anything else….. Just remember everything has a price that’s why we make offerings!! She may just be dissatisfied with lack of gratefulness? Take a little break maybe and recharge before asking? There’s so many ways and things! Be thorough! I don’t know anymore than anyone else, I’m just simply speaking from my experiences in hopes of possibly helping. Love and Light, Blessed Be!

    1. Rachel (Think Green witch, don't really love labels)

      April 12, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you, I really appreciate all of the clear instruction to things I’m still working on understanding. I’m completely grateful for my beautiful ladies in magick, I would have been lost with zero understanding otherwise. When my queen and goddess HeCAte started showing me signs and giving me the chance to be of her, I had no idea what was going on. I was just loving working with herbs and stones and crystals and the feeling of being excited in my spiritual journey again. I’m just starting to work on requesting things now, but I have for a couple years now just prayed to her and asked for protection of my family and I would leave little things about in thanks. This has been a very exciting experience and it feels good to be excited in something again

  12. Shaleen Bracamonte

    December 28, 2021 at 2:34 am

    I have a question would Hecate hurt someone like for instance I have been fighting a battle with an energy that has claimed to be Hecate in messages I see printed all over but also has claimed to be many other people in my life sometimes can be very hostile and also has been causing me physical problems like worms but not real worms it’s invisible but started off by me thinking I had a parasite turns out I don’t but it’s on my head and in my nose and eyes now causing sores and web like feeling all over also burning feelings on my fingers and toes at times but also insists on me saying yes but won’t tell me what I’m supposed to say yes to… I have seen the letters appear on blankets by it wrinkling and lifting to form sentences and on curtains and on the floor like on wood. Also moves things like stuff on my bed will start sliding slowly amongst other things as well I’m not sure if this could be her or not. Any information as well as your personal opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance blessed be

    1. T

      April 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      Not Hecate. Do a full cleans. You, your energy, your house, your alter, and send the energy away. Put up protection before you try contacting a spirit again. I would go outside and away from your home to try and connect again.

    2. Merissa

      April 22, 2022 at 11:18 am

      I’m insanely new to all of this but my gut is telling me that this would not be hecate. It sounds like someone who is trying to get permission to take you over. Not work with you.

      1. Lisa

        September 15, 2022 at 10:24 am

        Do you understand how Gods and Goddesses work?

    3. Kaleb Utt

      May 3, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      Okay so this is definitely not Hecate she would not attack you and she would not tell you to say yes to something you would not want yes to or even know what to say yes to. I have had experiences with her before and she doesn’t really write on things for messages or cause you any physical harm. I Think that you are dealing with an evil entity that is not Hecate and you should; if you are brave enough ask it to expose its name in the name of our mother Hecate, if it tries to hurt you bring out sage and burn it, and call upon Hecate to help you because she is the goddess of spirits and the dead and witchcraft and the night. once you know its name then you can make it leave through sage burning and prayer to Hecate . She just told me that she would not do that to you or any with for a matter of fact. Because she is the protector of witches and guardian of the crossroads. But she would not hurt you, Hecate’s energy feels comforting yet very stern, loving yet vengeful. The only thing i can suggest to you is to just ask for the real Hecate and tell the energy that you know it is not her, and you ask for it to be banished back to “witch” it came
      I hope this helps you and if you can tell me what the sentences say, Best of luck
      BLESSED BE )O(

    4. Grand wizard

      October 22, 2022 at 12:41 am

      Might you be being contacted by zozo? He often poses as something he is not

  13. Tad

    December 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    i’ve been having multiple dreams of dying, but still being conscious. I’ve also been hearing dogs bark every other night, could that be a sign that she wants me to work with her? i don’t want to make assumptions <3

    1. kitty fields

      December 16, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Absolutely! Sounds like her to me!

  14. Anonymous

    July 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    it is so funny as i live at number 13

    1. Rebecca

      July 24, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you, very informative. Blessings X

    2. Derrelle Lennon

      August 26, 2021 at 2:52 am

      Queen Hecate came, loves my food, loves my Alter to her, helped me clear the damaged matrix in a room where self harm had occurred for a decade and then helped me rid the room of a blood drinker that had lived here long before I came. I honour and love her beyond measure. .She has come to me, spoken to me, I have seen her, three or four times and I love her beyond compare. I am the luckiest of witches. With gratitude Blessed Be.

      1. Jade

        September 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

        You are a witch? Can u teach me?

    3. ✨🔑🌙📚🌈Brightest wise-girl🌈📚🌙🔑✨

      October 4, 2021 at 1:01 am

      I go on bus number 13

    4. Anonymous

      November 26, 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Me too! House 13 since I was born, and born in a new moon.

      1. Lina

        April 6, 2023 at 3:35 am

        I live in #13 my PO box is #132. Its a small street with crossroads at both ends. What Wow. Did you lead me here Mama Hecate?

    5. Lina

      April 6, 2023 at 3:31 am

      Dang Me too!

  15. Anonymous

    June 17, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Why in earth do people think i like incense? Gives i a headache.

    1. Anonymous

      July 31, 2021 at 5:07 am

      Your energy is off then.

  16. lawrence kariuki

    April 24, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    I am connected to her because my birthday falls on 13 the Oct.I have seen her power.

    1. Dakota Hernandez

      May 17, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      Mine falls on August 14. At 2 am. If my mother pushed I could have been born on one of her feasts

      1. Claire

        July 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

        How inconsiderate of her lol

      2. 💎

        July 14, 2021 at 7:14 am

        I live on a 3way road my bday is 3/10=13 . I am a holistic herbalist I feed stray dogs the list goes on… Hecate queen of the witches I except your call.

      3. Venus Ng

        August 22, 2021 at 6:04 pm

        OMG, My B-day is on august 14 too! Exept I was born around 9: pm. Lol

      4. Rose

        May 25, 2022 at 6:58 am

        8+1+4=13 😉

    2. Nikole

      July 16, 2021 at 3:04 am

      If you dont mind me asking? What did you see? I believe I may have seen or invoked her power however feel a bit crazy and can’t find anyone else with a similar experience it seems

    3. ✨🔑🌙📚🌈Brightest wise-girl🌈📚🌙🔑✨

      October 13, 2021 at 2:25 am


  17. Carmen

    April 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Is she in any way related to the virgin Mery? I believe she (Hécate) has always come to me in that form but I am afraid I am making that up or being rude to both. I have not found information about it.

    1. Rain

      June 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      i understand where your coming from but hecate has been known to detest the “false” gods ideals and sees him as just another hateful war god. I doubt that she would contact in a way that brings followers to his religion, her kindness is indefinite and she has no hate in her heart. I hope this was insightful.

      1. John Roberts

        August 9, 2021 at 6:06 pm

        “Hecate is known to detest false gods, and sees him as another hateful war god.”

        Who are you to speak for Hecate.? How presumptuous.
        And……the teachings of Jesus were hijacked by the Roman Empire and turned into a religion called Christianity.
        Jesus had nothing to do with the religion of Christianity.

  18. Victoria Mostert

    April 1, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Hi!Since I developed my interest for witchcraft Hecate and Lilith caught my eye.I had a dream once about a woman approaching me in a dream that involves me dying and going to the afterlife.I once dreamed too about owls in my backyard with their eyes missing.I’m quite confused because,I know the dreams were significant.Can someone please explain to me what this means?

    1. sam

      May 29, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      I am no expert but I believe in the power of animals sending sings. owls can symbolize knowledge, the lack of eyes may represent a hindrance or a lack of use of knowledge you have or knowledge the universe wants you to gain but you will not see. There is growth, or knowledge that she wants you to gain.

    2. Wilma

      June 17, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      Read about them and offer offerings. They want to initiate you. ❤️

  19. Gayle Wyant

    February 4, 2021 at 12:42 am

    A friend sent me a link to your article.I am utmost and foremost a Priestess of Hecate! She called to me in a dream 30 years ago today! At that time i had no idea who this lady in my dream was. I asked her her name and she Hecate. I said who and she told me to look it up. LOL she has a great sense of humor. We have journeyed together ever since! I have and am doing everything you list and more. She does get a bad rap as a dark diety but as you said she is so much more than that. Yes she can be blunt, harsh and a badass. She is also very caring, loyal and devoted to those that are hers. She very much requires you to take action on her behalf but also your own behalf. There are mutliple groups that honor and follow her on facebook, YouTube and in person for those interested in finding others thst are in relationship with her. Thank you so much for your article, as her Priestess and follower it so nice to find like hearted people that share and honor her and her ways. Namaste, in hope, joy, love and serenity! Gayle

    1. Anonymous

      February 12, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Wow I am just starting and was lost did not know of goddess to work with and all. One night I got woke up from a dream and her name popped in my head and looked her up cause I did not know who she is. I am still learning about her as well

      1. Leanne

        March 21, 2021 at 5:12 am

        Thank you for this. She seems to be popular with dreams. Her name got repeated several times in my dreams and it woke me up at 5am to when I immediately searched her up and found this.

        1. Bethany Alison Zwald

          April 9, 2021 at 6:04 am

          This happened to me also! I. Nervous and a little scared as I was raised Christian and had no knowledge of her.

      2. Erica Reyes

        April 11, 2021 at 9:32 am

        Hi Gayle.. thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experiences with the Dark Mother. As someone new to her veneration-new, but very entranced & awed by her, with a deep desire to know her, and myself through her, in all ways-it helps me immensely to gain insight directly from Her witches & Priestesses! Unfortunately, I’m very much a solitary practitioner (and not entirely by choice), as I don’t know any other practitioners (of any persuation lol, be it Wicca/trad. & folk Witchcraft/rootstock & conjure) and that’s been a less than ideal aspect of my Crooked Path that’s been, otherwise, a brilliantly and joyfully illuminating and unendingly generous experience.
        Do you have any suggestions for connecting with others in person? Because, for me, the internet just can’t provide the sort of depth of connection I’m looking for. Thanks so much for your time!
        P.s. If anyone else has any suggestions or guidance for me I’d be so very grateful!

    2. Ashley Mays

      March 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      I am LOLing at her telling you to look her up! Too funny

    3. Kenneth

      July 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Please help…ive been looking for an answer for so long. I see that your a priestess? some years ago while i was in prison i was getting into the bible. reading everyday and questioning EVERYTHING in my thoughts. praying constantly and asking for the truth of things. i just wanted to know the truth. one day while walking around in the dorm and praying for the truth i looked over at the doors where the sunlight was shining inside from out. i kid you not….the triple goddess symbol was there on the floor. it looked like it was carved with a knife made of sunlight. clear as day. noone else seemed to notice. i said nothing. I found out after i was released tht it was the triple goddess symbol. but i cannot figure out what it means to me…..
      do u have thoughts? idk what to do..its driving me crazy. please help.

      1. Kane Jarvis

        August 6, 2021 at 9:59 am

        You asked for the truth, and Hekate decided to answer your call… because she is the most appropriate goddess to teach you this reality is not all it seems, you were at a point in a kind of limbo, so between life and death, which I assume lead to a rebirth of sorts for you yes? All things that are sacred to her, liminality, life and death, rebirth, justice I assume? Someone else’s perhaps, I’m not inquiring unless you’d like to answer, but she decided to show you herself for good reason… you likely have a lot of innate power she wants to help you hone really

    4. Shaleen Bracamonte

      December 27, 2021 at 10:10 am

      I have a question would Hecate hurt someone like for instance I have been fighting a battle with an energy that has claimed to be Hecate in messages I see printed all over but also has claimed to be many other people in my life sometimes can be very hostile and also has been causing me physical problems like worms but not real worms it’s invisible but started off by me thinking I had a parasite turns out I don’t but it’s on my head and in my nose and eyes now causing sores and web like feeling all over also burning feelings on my fingers and toes at times but also insists on me saying yes but won’t tell me what I’m supposed to say yes to… I have seen the letters appear on blankets by it wrinkling and lifting to form sentences and on curtains and on the floor like on wood. Also moves things like stuff on my bed will start sliding slowly amongst other things as well I’m not sure if this could be her or not. Any information as well as your personal opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance blessed be

    5. Shameka A

      January 12, 2022 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Gayle! I was excited to see your reply. I had a dream about a few weeks ago about her. I have been having issues with remembering my dreams and I asked one night if there was someone who wanted to work with me to please let me know and for them to not be so suttle but very direct because I wanted to be sure. Well that night the only thing I remembered from that dream was me rushing, running or being pushes towards something and I screamed her name for help as I was approaching something not sure what it was…maybe a tree trunk I am really not sure but I woke up and remembering her name. Now am researching how to safely work with her. My son found a dog on Thanksgiving 2021 and I decided to let him keep it. He would sit under me all the time, sleep in my room and would go crazy if anyone approach my my home while my kids were outside. Although he was “my sons dog” Cash ( the dog’s name) would always be by my side. I had to give him away because I had to move and we could not bring any pets along. I am currently researching more about her so that I can fully understand how to work with her. I also have been studying herbs and the best ways to incorporate them in soaps and candles for a business so I feel like I am on the right path.

  20. Anonymous

    January 9, 2021 at 3:14 am

    i love this article but i had a question… you say multiple times to say your doing thing in her honour, what do you mean by that? what would i say specifically?

  21. Brianna

    December 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    I love this. Hekate is the goddess I work with. I have her key, and her statue on my altar. I leave her offerings, light candles for her, and communicate to her my devotion nightly. I always recieve what I believe are messages from her. I am into herbalism and have planted a garden my whole life. I want to know more though, as much as I can.

    1. Selina

      January 9, 2021 at 9:29 am

      I don’t believe in goddesses cause I am a Muslim and I only believe in one GOD but I just learn about Greek mythology

      1. Maddox

        January 23, 2021 at 4:50 pm

        I was born into a Muslim household too. More specifically: the Hanafi school of thought in Sunni Islam. For the most bit, I do somewhat believe in the sovereignty of our Lord and that His supplications bring fortune and blessings. But due to complications with my sexuality (how Islam preaches sexuality is a choice when it clearly isn’t) and my theological existential crisis, I am quite drawn to polytheism and the Greek/Roman/Celtic pantheon of deities. Islam isn’t very well comforting anymore. I don’t have a sense of belonging. You feel the same?

        1. Ashley Mays

          March 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

          Hello love, although not the same previous religion, I was a Christian who also believed in one God, until I too had issues with my sexuality. We both know it isn’t a choice. I felt like I didn’t belong and I felt super uncomfortable with myself.
          Ever since I separated myself from that, and took my own journey I have found great comfort. I hope this finds you well. Peace and blessings love.

      2. ✨🔑🌙📚🌈Brightest wise-girl🌈📚🌙🔑✨

        October 4, 2021 at 12:55 am

        I am Muslim too but I try to work with Allah and other deities.

  22. M. Garcia

    August 12, 2020 at 4:27 am

    I am of the Yoruba beliefs, and I say your link on cascarilla which leads me to believe, that you to are of yoruba beliefs. I am olo obatala, I am also an Iyaonifa, and I am also an olorisha. I was searching whom Hacate was due to a facebook post I saw, and it lead me to your website. Your method of introducing people to their gods/guardians is ideal. Hecate if shes at cross roads reminds me of esu, whom Im completely sure you know, and you mentioned red/black colors which are esu colors in santeria, also it is mentioned she related to death just like Yewa. which very few know if even in yoruba beliefs it is awesome you have encounters so much information. I loved it. congrats. My name in Ocha is Ade Funke. I am 55 years old, and again I am omo obatala.

    1. Anonymous

      October 29, 2020 at 6:25 am

      Thats awesome I am olorisgha and child of obatala

    2. Ash

      August 16, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      Is Esu the same as Papa Legba? That is who came to mind for me as they share colors, their love of dogs, and of course keys and crossroads.

      Also, Hecate has a lot in common with Odin- sorcery, magic, knowledge, the afterlife … I’ve heard Hecate brings victory in battle, as does a sacrifice to Odin..

      Odin and Hecate seem to enjoy meade,
      Papa Legba and Odin are said to like coffee..

      1. Dairsha

        February 28, 2023 at 11:17 pm

        Odin got his original magic from Freya, who was of the earlier gods, The Vanir. She was the original Mother Goddess and keeper of the highest magic (the seidr). In later times she was misunderstood as simply a goddess of love, but even then half of the fallen warriors went to Freya and half went to Odin. Freya and Hekate have much in common.

  23. Melissa Tavernier

    July 30, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I absolutely love this article. This was the very first one I ever read. When I felt draw to Hecate. There were so many things in this article the resonated with me and made me feel like I was truly closer to her.

    1. admin

      August 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Awesome! Thanks, Melissa. She is truly an enigmatic goddess.

  24. Sadie

    July 3, 2020 at 5:58 am

    I need help on where to start worshiping her. Any tips?

    1. ✨🔑🌙📚🌈Brightest wise-girl🌈📚🌙🔑✨

      October 4, 2021 at 12:56 am

      Me too please

    2. Hecate

      January 18, 2022 at 5:43 am

      Did you read the article lol. That’s what the article is about

    3. Rebecca

      September 20, 2023 at 10:15 pm

      Read good quality books on her, I personally like books by Sorita d’este for a starting point. Giving her offerings on the New Moon (deipnon)such as incense, garlic, eggs, saffron, even dog treats for her hounds. Hekate is also the Goddess of the seas so if you live near water, pick up shells to put on Her altar. As mentioned above, volunteering to honor her or give to the less fortunate.

  25. Triple Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone for Modern Practitioners

    June 8, 2020 at 11:55 am

    […] over one of the following: smithing, poetry and healing. Another example of a Triple Goddess is Hecate, the ancient Greek goddess of the crossroads. And yet another is The […]

  26. Wendy

    May 12, 2020 at 3:57 am

    How do you get your lover back with your own spell by asking hekate

    1. Matthew Encinias

      August 18, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Great article. For those of Mexican decent Hecate’s Mexican “sister” is Tlazolteotl. Her magic times of the year is late summer early autumn known on the Aztec calendar as Ochpanitzli or Sweeping. The practices and symbols during this feast are synonymous with witchcraft the world over. They include the broom, herb work, cauldrons, moon work, and prep for harvest time and preparation for the time of the crone. I have come to call the beginning of Ochpanitzli through the end of Dia de Los Muertos the “the season of the Bruja”.

      1. admin

        August 19, 2020 at 12:11 pm

        Matthew – this is awesome information! Thank you for sharing your goddess with us.

      2. J. Black

        December 23, 2020 at 5:18 pm

        I’ve always felt a kindred-energy between Hekate and Tlazolteotl, hearing you refer to them as “sisters” was very affirming to me. Thank you so much 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    2. Lizzard

      October 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      I would like to know that too.

  27. Sherryl

    April 26, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    In the section entitled Altar Offerings for Hecate you said “every god or goddess w work with in our practice requires some energy exchange via offerings. I’m in a nursing home doing rehab, and can’t have an altar but I do crochet, that uses energy. Is there a way of offering her my crocheting energy as I crochet?

    1. admin

      April 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Absolutely. While you’re crocheting, tell her that it’s for her. Tell her you hope the energy put into your crochet work gives her energy and joy.

  28. Priscilla

    March 3, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Love this! Thank you sooooo much. I have been channeling Hecate for years and had my daughter on 12/13!

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