: a Greek goddess associated especially with the underworld, night, and witchcraft

Examples of Hecate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mixture of grudging respect and parental admonishment in Hecate's voice in these scenes underlies a complex relationship that is sure to develop in interesting ways throughout the full game. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 2 May 2024 Howard said that there have been no incidents at Hecate sites and that safety features include 24/7 monitoring for fire, smoke and gas as well as systems controlling temperature and ventilation. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 Trained as a witch under the tutelage of Hecate, Witch of the Crossroads, Melinoë has never met her family, who were taken from her by Chronos, the Titan of Time. Nikki McCann Ramirez, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2024 One also rues the loss of Hecate in a play that ventures new interpretations of the witches. Rhoda Feng, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2024 The second one will come from Hecate, the goddess of magic — if Percy can manage to complete her task. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Demeter and her buddy Hecate went off looking for her. Kevin Fisher-Paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2021 Zelda invited the hedge witches to join her new coven which prays to the female goddess Hecate, who possesses all womanly power. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, 30 Dec. 2020

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Hekatē

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hecate was in 1567

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“Hecate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hecate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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