Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thirty Days of Devotion to the Goddess Hecate


I've decided to take part in a work that a friend shared.  This is a look at the Goddess Hecate over thirty days.  My entries will not be consecutive, but rather more of a way for me to look back and an honor her.

This page will be available by clicking the link in the menu above labeled 30 Days of Hecate.   Each entry will be linked below and entered as a new blog post.  My goal is provide a comprehensive study of the Goddess, and by doing so further my study in my quest to become a Torchbearer for the Covenant of Hekate.

The posts will be as follows.

  1. A basic introduction of the deity
  2. How did you become first aware of this deity?
  3. Symbols and icons of this deity 
  4. A favorite myth or myths of this deity
  5. Members of the family - genealogical connections
  6. Other related deities and entities associated with this deity
  7. Names and epithets
  8. Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.)
  9. Common mistakes about this deity
  10. Offerings - historical and UPG
  11. Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity
  12. Places associated with this deity and their worship
  13. What modern cultural issues are closest to this deity’s heart?
  14. Has worship of this deity changed in modern times?
  15. Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity?
  16. How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins?
  17. How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons?
  18. How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG)
  19. What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire?  What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling?
  20. Art that reminds you of this deity 
  21. Music that makes you think of this deity 
  22. A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with
  23. Your own composition – a piece of writing about or for this deity 
  24. A time when this deity has helped you 
  25. A time when this deity has refused to help 
  26. How has your relationship with this deity changed over time? 
  27. Worst misconception about this deity that you have encountered 
  28. Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently 
  29. Any interesting or unusual UPG to share? 
  30. Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity?