hecate hecate

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches

News

  • Oh, mama: When Mamai's 'Medea' boils, stand back, take cover and enjoy

    With "Medea," the Mama Theatre Company, much like the titular sorceress and priestess of Hecate, has made a howling entrance onto the city's artistic scene. The cast is tight, the material superb, the direction canny and inspired. Conceived by a quartet of women including director Bernadette Clemens -- to put more femme-centric plays on the stage -- Mamai is poised to go from newcomer to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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  • Regarding a section of the poem "The Drum" ("Is it black night? / Black as Hecate howls a star / Wolfishly, and whined / The wind from very far"), Sitwell explained: The "small-vowelled quick three-syllabled word 'Hecate' makes the line rock...
    on Jul 21, 2006 By: Edith Sitwell Source: Wall Street Journal

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