Hekate is a powerful goddess who became the patron of magic and witchcraft. Hekate has three aspects: goddess of fertility and plenty; goddess of the moon; and queen of the night, ghosts and shades. In her moon-goddess aspect, she is often part of a trinity with Selene and Diana/Artemis.
Hekate possesses infernal power, roaming the earth at night with a pack of red-eyed hell hounds and a retinue of dead souls. She is visible only to dogs, and if dogs howl in the night, it means Hekate is about. She is the cause of nightmares and insanity and is so terrifying that many ancients referred to her only as “The Nameless One.”
Hekate is the goddess of all Crossroads, looking in three directions at the same time. In ancient times, threeheaded statues of her were set up at many intersections and secret rites were performed under a full moon to appease her. Statues of Hekate carrying torches or swords were erected in front of homes to keep evil spirits at bay. Hekate has been associated with many incantations, sacrifices and Rituals throughout history.
Alchemy Noir ™ patron goddess Hekate rules our candles therefore it was decided to name a special candle in her honor. Alchemy Noir™ Hekate with art by Eyajo December Joseph is a scent story that captures all witches and warlocks alike. This Samhain fall scent is a warm and inviting blend of oranges, lemons, apple cider, cranberries and red wine!
Night time is the right time for Hekate: she only accepts offerings and petitions at night. All festivities, rituals, and ceremonies in her honor are held after dark. The only acceptable illumination is candles or torches.
Blessed with healing, power and banishment as well as sexuality.
Go on unto thy night invoke our BELOVED HEKATE and manifest away!