Hekate

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Hekate is the goddess of witchcraft, currently unscribed.

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Know Your Goddess

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 135 lbs.

Hair Color: Black and cut into a bob

Facial Hair: None

Eyes: Dark Brown

Distinguishing Features: None

Family

Parents: Perses and Asteria, The Starry One

Siblings: None

Spouse: None

Children: None

Professions

Witch for hire, a mercenary for spells, she often has individuals, including gods, come to her for various spells or trinkets.

Residence

Hekate resides on the 13th Floor of the GC HQ, though she is rarely ever there.

Personal Information

General Overview: Hekate is the daughter of the Titans Perses and Asteria, and the goddess of witchcraft and ghosts, her home is Propalyia. Hekate assisted the goddess Demeter in her search for Persephone for nine days through the underworld, guiding Demeter by torches, when the mother and daughter reunited. Hades put her in charge of Propalyia, the land of lost souls, a part of her duty as Lady of the Crossroads, she provides counsel to the lost and into the next realm.

Nicknames: None.

Likes: Whiskey. Any strong drink — coffee, tea, alcohol. Ethnic food. The hour before dawn. Courageous choices. Lawlessness, freedom, the ability to move to a new place without any warning.

Dislikes: Bland anything. Not a fan of daylight. Cowards. Being told what to do.

Flaws/Weaknesses

Not Your Damsel In Distress. Hekate has an independent streak and a terminal case of confidence in her own abilities. As a result, she has a tendency to try to handle things on her own instead of asking for help.

Lawless. Hekate is famous for her refusal to bow to anyone man or god, she often travels the world, unfetter to anyone or anything. A few special immortals have gained her blessing, and when they call, she comes.

Skills And Abilities

Immortality. Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections. As a deity, they are able to teleport, or "pop" anywhere in the mortal plane with a few exceptions, the God Floors of the GC HQ are mystically protected, so no teleporting to or in between them, anything on the non-mortal plane, i.e., the Underworld, Atlantis, and the Void, are non-accessible without a guide.

Mother Tongue. As the bridge between the mortal world and the divine, they speak all languages mortals do, even the long dead ones.

Witch Queen. As Goddess of Magic, Hekate can shape physical reality with her will. For example, she can control the four elements in a limited capacity in her immediate vicinity (i.e. probably could not manipulate water in the midst of a desert, but could if at an oasis). She can create spells that both bind and remove obstacles. She is adept at ritual craft and can make talismans, potions, charms, hexes, and other things that carry magic with specific intent (these often require research, preparation time, and acquisition of sometimes very rare ingredients). She can summon and banish elementals, demons, wights, and other plane dwelling entities, though her skills and powers will be pitted against the creature. She is a skilled herbalist and alchemist, having spent many years researching and contributing to the knowledge of magical Orders throughout the world. There are too many forms of magic to list, but as Witch Queen, she either is adept at them, or has connections with someone who is.

Personal Attire

Normal Daily Wear: When not wearing her usual jeans, black boots, silk camisole and black leather jacket, Hekate’s style could best be described as Boho Goth.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

None.

Historical Synopsis

HEKATE (Hecate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea.

Hekate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches. After the mother-daughter reunion became she Persephone's minister and companion in Haides.

Three metamorphosis myths describe the origins of her animal familiars: the black she-dog and the polecat (a mustelid house pet kept by the ancients to hunt vermin). The dog was the Trojan Queen Hekabe (Hecuba) who leapt into the sea after the fall of Troy and was transformed by the goddess. The polecat was either the witch Gale, turned as punishment for her incontinence, or Galinthias, midwife of Alkmene (Alcmena), who was transformed by the enraged goddess Eileithyia but adopted by the sympathetic Hekate.

Hekate was usually depicted in Greek vase painting as a woman holding twin torches. Sometimes she was dressed in a knee-length maiden's skirt and hunting boots, much like Artemis. In statuary Hekate was often depicted in triple form as a goddess of crossroads.[1]