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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

080 - Hekate and Magic

In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hekate, the goddess associated with magic, sorcery, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, crossroads, entrance-ways, ghosts, and necromancy; including her connections and/or syncretizations with Iphigenia, Artemis, Selene, the Fures, the Keres, the Semnai Theai, Empousa, Lamia, Circe, and Medea; and the "monstrous craft" of magikos in ancient Greece, including curse tablets, binding spells, love spells, potions, and amulets

Primary Sources:
Text/The Greek Magical Papyri

Supplementary Resources (Videos, Photos, Other Podcasts)

Video/Ancient Greek Magic and Sorceresses (AH Encyclopedia)

Photo/Triple-Bodied Representation of Hekate (Roman Copy of Greek Original)

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