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The Goddess Hekate: Studies in Ancient Pagan and Christian Religion & Philosophy, Volume 1 (Used)

by Ronan, Stephen (ed)

Publisher: Chthonios Books

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 9780948366215, 0948366214


Chthonios Books 1992. AS NEW. Note: Last remaining copies have some water staining to top front of dust jacket, from about 1-inch near spine diminishing to about 1/4-inch near outer edge. Staining affectsonly the jacket, and not the book itself.

Hekate. The name sums up an image of the archetypal triple lunar Witch-Goddess. But, as this book shows, her symbolism and history are much more complex and show three main stages. In the first, she displays her origins as an eastern Great Goddess with solar rather than lunar attrbutes. Her second phase reveals her in the image which she is still best known today: here she was the terrifying Goddess of ghosts, magic and the moon. In her third phase she became chief Goddess of the leaders of later Paganism, where she featured in the Chaldean Oracles as the ruler of the realm of Cosmic Soul, bestowing life and vital heat throughout the universe.

This volume contains information on all Hekate's ancient stages. The first part consists of reprints of the best of earlier materials on Hekate in English; J.E. Lowe writes on Magical Hekate; L.R. Farnell discusses Hekate's Cult and Hekate in Art; K.F. Smith explores the background to Hekate's Suppers; and E. Rohde analyzes the features of Hekate's Horde.

The second part of this volume consists of translations of four of the finest ancient hymns to Hekate, which show the variety of religious sentiments she inspired.

The last and largets section is devoted to Hekate's third phase, her role in the Chaldean Oracles and related traditions. It nicludes a collection and discussion of a fuller range of Chaldean materials relating to her than any assembled previously. It is argued here that Chaldean Hekate evolved primarily out of the great Syrin Goddess Atargatis, and that the influen of Greco-Roman Hekate was secondary. Besides dealing with Hekate, this section attempts to clarify many of the methodological confusions which have hiterto hindered research into Chaldean traditions.

The book is completed with a series of line illustrations showing Hekate's various ancient images. 166 pages.

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