|Goddess:|| Magic |
Circe (Daughters with Hermes)
|First appearance:||See You at the Crossroads|
|Portrayed by:||Patricia Drake|
Hecate is the Greek Goddess of the magic, witchcraft, crossroads, the moon and the dead.
Hecate was the daughter of Perses, god of destruction, and Asteria, goddess of astronomy. She was married to Hermes and they had many daughters together. Her offspring were the sorceress Circe, lover of Odysseus, and the Maenads, followers of Dionysus. Her sacred animals are dogs and owls. She's usually shown holding two torches and having three heads (faced the ways of the crossroads). She had an affair with Apollo and bore him two children. They were Aeetes, king of Colchis and father of the witch Medea, and Pasiphae, queen of Crete and mother of the Minotaur. Her favorite food is cake and it's the only way to appease her. She once helped Demeter search for Persephone, after she was kidnapped by Hades. Her Roman equivalent is Trivia.
She is the goddess of magic and witchcraft. Originally a benevolent entity, she was corrupted by her own power and banished from the Underworld for her wickedness. She then became known as the goddess of the dead. She opened a passage between the past and the present and allowed the undead to plague the land of the living. Exiled and sealed away on the moon, Cronus takes advantage of the full moon appearing on Halloween night to free her at the meeting of three roads (the crossroads) using a ground based satellite control station.
Once freed, she appears through at a movie screen and attempts to summon the dead to overtake the living and steals back a pair of torches which maximize her powers of witchcraft. The Chosen Ones defeat her by trapping her inside the movie's dimension. When she holds the torches, she takes on her triplicate form, sprouting the heads of a bear, dog, and horse. She was stopped for a while by a cake landing on her head, something that is sacred to witches.
- After the name of her Roman equivalent, Trivia, we get the word trivia (for she was a puzzling goddess).
- In actual mythology. Hecate is a good goddess and never caused chaos.
- Also in actual mythology, she never really met Cronus since she was born after his overthrow and banishment.
- She is friends with Demeter and Persephone.