She is said also to have been the daughter of Hecate and Phorcun.
Call her Hecate, and she will bear any disguise, however fanciful.
Rue was thus consecrated as the very substance of Hecate, the mother of all European witches.
And I, by my power, tried by Hecate to draw him forth, but I could not.'
Together they pledge their vows at the shrine of Hecate, and in due time they sail away in the Argo with the golden fleece.
Hecate was a goddess of hell to whom offerings of food were made.
One of the hags invokes Hecate, and the other fell Tisiphone.
Even so is the might of Hecate; in one hand she hath a blessing, in the other a curse.
The most celebrated, that of Hecate, is at Lagina, where every year great multitudes assemble at a great festival.
In Hades she was called Hecate, who, with her scepter, rules the ghosts of dead souls.
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.