Gods & Demigods


(pronounced HEK-ah-tee)
Goddess of the Dark of the Moon, Goddess of the Crossways, Dread Goddess of Night
Intermediate Deity
Hecate (or Hekate) is the deity of the moon, magic, and plenty. She is also considered to be the goddess of witchcraft. She is both feared and revered. She is known as the provider of food, riches, and other desirable things, and as a defender of children. She also is an independent and capricious deity who wanders the night with a pack of hell hounds, which she sets on anyone she finds traveling about.

Hecate was known by a number of bynames: Apotropaia (that turns away/protects), Chthonia (of the earth/underworld), Enodia (on the way), KlĂȘidouchos (holding the keys), Kourotrophos (nurse of children), Krokopeplos (saffron cloaked), Melinoe, Phosphoros, Lampadephoros (bringing or bearing light), Propolos (who serves/attends), Propulaia/Propylaia (before the gate), Soteria (savior), Trimorphe (three-formed), Triodia/Trioditis (who frequents crossroads)

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Hecate has few clerics, and most of those are cleric/wizards or cleric/sorcerers. Her clerics usually work in solitude, performing magical research, making items, and searching out legendary treasures. They form cells of cultists to pursue their schemes on a larger scale.


Hecate's clerics prefer blue-white garb (the color of moonlight).


Temples to Hecate serve as bases and sanctuaries for her clerics. They are always well hidden, often located in depths of dark, haunted forests and guarded by undead.


Hecate is the patron of those who work dark magic and those who would work magic for gain. She promotes the use of spells and magic items, and tells her followers that magic is the key that unlocks wealth, power, and all desirable things.

She preaches the joys of abundance, but warns against the folly of waste. Any good reaper or hunter, she says, leaves a few seeds and a few fauns for next year.

Appearance, Manifestations

Her true form is that of a woman with three heads. However, she can appear in any form she likes, and she most often appears as a beautiful woman with lustrous, dark hair.

Relationships & History

Hecate is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. The goddess was frequently associated with Demeter and even assimilated to her in some cults.
Quick Descriptions:
Hecate appears as a beautiful woman with lustrous, dark hair, wearing a translucent blue-white robe.
In the middle of the dark forest is a small clearing surrounded by several wooden cabins. Dark purple banners with a white moon hang next to each door. In the middle of the area is a large fire pit that lights the entire area. You can see various effigies hanging down from the trees above made of wood, bone and vines. You also think you can see dark skeletal figures in the shadows of the surrounding trees.
Hecate's priestess has long dark hair and is wearing a blue-white robe. She has a silver armband with a circular symbol.
The Symbol of Hecate - Setting moon
Symbol: Setting moon
God Alignment: NE
Worshipers Alignment
Arcana, Creation, Evil, Magic
Moon, magic, abundance, undead
Wizards, sorcerers, assassins, hunters, rogues
Plane: Olympus
Weapon: Dagger
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