Hekate was a Greek goddess associated with the wisdom of age, healing, medicinal and herbal knowledge, women’s mysteries, sorcery, witchcraft and necromancy. She was a guardian of the crossroads, doorways and other liminal spaces, and had the power to grant knowledge of the future. Sometimes depicted as a triple goddess, in aspects as maiden, mother and crone, Hekate was most commonly identified with old age. In Athens she was revered as a chief domestic goddess, protector of the home. In the Middle Ages, she was demonized as a goddess of witches, one of few classic deities to maintain a potent presence after the Hellenistic world disappeared.
Astrologically Hekate relates to far-seeing, prophecy and ceremonial magick; the wisdom accrued by age, intuition; protection and guidance, especially during crucial life passages such as puberty, childbirth and menopause.