For Hecate


“Moon, shine brightly; softly will I sing for you Goddess, and for Hecate in the underworld – the dogs tremble before her when she comes over the graves and the dark blood. I welcome you Hecate, the grim one, stay by me until the end. Make this magical substance as effective as that of Circe, of Medea, and of the blond Perimede.”

~Theocritus, 2nd Eidyllion, 3rd century BCE as quoted in Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants by Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch and Wolf-Dieter Storl

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