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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., Greek deity, daughter of Perseus and Asteria (said to be originally Thracian), later identified as an aspect of Artemis, fem. of hekatos "far-shooting." Associated since Shakespeare ("I Henry VI," III.ii.64) with witches and sorcery.

Hecate (disambiguation)

Hecate is an ancient Greek goddess.

Hecate or Hekate may also refer to:

Hecate (journal)

Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation is an Australian feminist academic journal, founded in 1975.

It is currently published by Hecate Press, in association with the Centre for Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change Research, in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Its current and foundation editor is Carole Ferrier. In 1997 Hecate Press amalgamated the Australian Women's Book Review to become the Hecate's Australian Women's Book Review.

Hecate (Marvel Comics)

Hecate is the name of several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Hecate (comics)

Hecate, in comics, may refer to:

  • Hecate (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character
  • Hecate (X-Men), a member of the XSE in Bishop's future.
  • Hecate (Hellboy), a Dark Horse Comics character who appears in Hellboy

Hécate is a 1982 French-Swiss drama film directed by Daniel Schmid. It is based on the novel Hecate and Her Dogs by Paul Morand. It was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Usage examples of "hecate".

Phrygians call me the mother of the Gods: the Athenians, Minerva: the Cyprians, Venus: the Candians, Diana: the Sicilians Proserpina: the Eleusians, Ceres: some Juno, other Bellona, other Hecate: and principally the Aethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Aegyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustome to worship mee, doe call mee Queene Isis.

The Wart cheered, Archimedes hooted till he cried, the gore-crow fell down dead, and Hecate, on the top of her ladder, clapped so much that she nearly tumbled off.

Sire Hugh Calverley of Branshill Castle across the Malverns, and his son, begging of him to bring his famous boarhounds, Hecate and Styx.

But if in these festival hours under the beam of Hecate they are uncontrollable by the Comic Muse, she will not flatter them with her presence during the course of their insane and impious hilarities, whereof a description would out-Brocken Brockens and make Graymalkin and Paddock too intimately our familiars.

Rumor held that one of his intermediate consorts had not been entirely human, but rather an Oceanid or Nereid, called Idyia, Hecate, or Nearea, in various versions of the story.

Precursor site coopted by Hecate somehow attracted them until it rabbit-holed.

Hecate, who, with many supplications for mercy and forgiveness, promised to guide him in safety to a certain village at the distance of two leagues, where he might lodge in security, and be provided with a fresh horse, or other convenience, for pursuing his intended route.

Hecate that they were given visas and permission to explore Horselaugh.

How to say that the mystic, caliginous spirit of the witch goddess Hecate had been, in its dying throes, drawn into a gem of such incredible power that it was called the Eye of the Beholder--the "Beholders" being gods--and that the incredible potency of that soul had provided a final catalyst that enabled the long imprisoned, vengeful shades of dead Rock trolls to utilize the Eye and manifest themselves in my shape.

Anyway, when we dive near a sun to get a gravity assist, I don't want solar radiation sleeting through Hecate, so I mounted this mucking great water tank alongside the cabin for a shield.