Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PGM - Greek Magical Papyri - II




"ASKEI KATASKEI ERON OREON IOR MEGA SAMNYER BAUI (3 times) PHOBANTIA SEMNE, I have been initiated, and I went down into the [underground] chamber of the Dactyls, and I saw the other things down below, virgin, bitch, and all the rest." Say it at the crossroad, and turn around and flee, because it is at those places that she appears. Saying it late at night, about what you wish, it will reveal it in your sleep; and if you are led away to death, say it while scattering seeds of sesame, and it will save you.


In another reference to Hecate we see the quote - "Askei Kataskei Eron Oreon Ior Mega Samnyer Baui" repeated three times and followed with Phobantia Semne.

This has been a bone of contention between several that study the Goddess in that is this really a reference directly to Hecate.  We are not really sure of what the words mean or how they are said. As part of the Rite of Her Sacred Fires members of the Covenant of Hekate use this verse as part of their ritual to the Goddess.

Here is an example of the Rite of Her Sacred Fires ritual -