D1. Hecate: Origin and History
of a Queen of Demonesses
One of the most potent and widely experienced occultic forces of the 21st century is that of a high ranking demoness known variously as Hecate, Artemis, Diana, Selene, Agriope, Gaia, Sheol, and by a number of other names in pagan religions. From the earliest times she has been associated in heathen mythology with the power of the earth and in particular with fertility and death. Always manifesting as a female trinity, she is known, for example, in Greek mythology as The Fates - Clotho (the Spinner), Lachesis (the Apportioner), and Atropos (the Inevitable) - which describe three of her spiritual characteristics as one who spins illusion and deception, is a hierarch or controlling demoness, and who creates a sense of fatality or inevitability in those who are yielded to her powers. As Nyx, the night goddess, she is associated with Hypnos (hypnosis) and Death, who are represented in Greek mythology as her two sons. Her grandson Morpheus, son of Hypnos, is known as the god of Dreams, who lives in Hades (Sheol, Hell, the Underworld), and is said never to have seen the sun.
As Agriope is she known as the 'Savage Face' which is one of her several manifestations. She is also known to appear as a three-headed deity with a dog's, snake's and horse's heads, closely followed by two ghost hounds (sometimes the three-headed hound of hell called Cerebrus). At other times she appears with three faces that point or connect to the Earth, the Underworld (Hades, Sheol), and the Air (Sky). Hecate is the matron of all witchcraft and female evil though the latter, outside of Satanism and particularly in Wicca, is always carefully concealed and she presents herself as a benign force of nature in such images as Gaia, the New Age earth/mother goddess. In her most common manifestation in our day, especially in Wicca, she appears as three persons-in-one: the Crone (an old hag), the Mother, and the Maiden, that supposedly represent the phases of life. Her symbol is an upward-pointing triangle containing a circle (or sphere), or a circle (or sphere) containing an upward-pointing triangle, depending on the state of control she has over her victim. This symbol is intimately associated with the moon which figures prominently in Wicca, and Hecate's three aspects are closely associated with three of the phases of that heavenly body, and especially the full and new moons when she is particularly active owing to the worship and attention given her by her followers.
Hecate is associated anciently and today with willow tree worship from which the words 'wicker', 'Wicca', and 'wicked' are derived in our English language. She reigns over all and every kind of enchantment, sorcery and spell-casting. A clue as to her true origin may perhaps be found in the Talmud where she is described as Lillith, the first wife of Adam, who rebelled against her husband when he insisted that the proper patriarchal order established by the Creator, Yahweh, be respected. By always insisting that she take a female superior position on top of Adam during coitus, she displayed her nature which is matriarchal control. When Adam attempted to bring her back into the proper spiritual order, she rebelled against him and began killing their children, followed by coitus with Lucifer (Satan) and gave birth to legions of demons. She is known in Hebrew mythology as Lilith, the consort of Satan, the most powerful demoness in the spiritual realms and possibly the second most powerful of all demonic hosts after Satan himself. Lillith is mentioned once in the Bible which is translated as the screech-owl. She is associated with the death of children (and is a female counterpart to Molech) and of the cot deaths of babies. And it was in connection with the latter that I first had my first direct, conscious encounter with her, though at that time I did not know that Lillith and Hecate were one and the same. Indeed my knowledge of Hecate per se has only come in recent times as a deliverance minister. I have since learned that she is heavily involved with Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA), homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestism, and lesbianism, a major segment of the charismatic Christian movement and other Christian counterfeits, Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), Schizophrenia, numerous other psychological disorders, the New Age Movement, Hinduism (where one of her manifestations is that of Kali, the goddess of destruction), Buddhism (its illusiory state of bliss known as 'Nirvana' is one of her spiritual idfentifying marks), Yoga, spiritual sex with demons and demonesses (Incubi and Succubi), and virtually every form of false religious system. She is pervasive and ubiquitous, making an understanding her of nature, manipulative techniques, symbols, enchantments, deceptions and lies important to understand. She touches almost every aspect of life in our increasingly paganised and demonised society.
Register of Important Articles on Hecate
- 1. Hecate: Origin and History of a Queen of Demonesses
- 2. The Traps of Hecate and Salvation in Yah'shua
- 3. Spider in the Web: Hecate and the False Mother
- 4. Hecate, Jezebel and the Subversion of the Male Psyche
- 5. Hecate - The Dance of the Butterfly
- 6. 06-06-06 - Part 1: Lilith, Hecate and Sophia
- 7. The Children of Anathoth and the Final Sifting
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