Goddess of Magic, Witchcraft, the Night, and Crossroads
Hecate is one of the most mysterious and revered figures in Greek mythology. First mentioned circa 700 BCE by Hesiod, Hecate is the ancient Greek goddess of magic and the night, though she later came to be associated with boundaries and crossroads.
Hecate is a Titan, one of the gods who ruled the universe before the Olympians came to power. Zeus, the new king of the gods, respected Hecate so much that he allowed her alone to retain her powers after the fall of the Titans. Hesiod tells us that Zeus "gave her splendid gifts - to have a share of the earth and of the barren sea, and from the starry sky as well she has a share in honor, and is honored most of all by the immortal gods."
Hecate is primarily the goddess of magic, and was called upon by ancient sorceresses to empower their spells and rituals. As a goddess of the night, she is often depicted on ancient pottery bearing torches to guide mortals through the darkness. As the goddess of crossroads, she is usually sculpted as a three-faced figure, known as the Threefold Hecate; each face gazing out at the horizon and watching over travelers. In this pendant, we gave Hecate three amethysts in her crown to symbolize her three vigilant faces.
Hecate is the talisman for those at a crossroads in life, who need guidance in the dark, and who call upon her immortal magic.
- Three ethically-sourced natural amethysts
- 1 inch diameter
- 18 inch rolo chain
18k Gold Vermeil
Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals.
Each Common Era piece is handcrafted by master artisans in a Responsible Jewelry Council-certified atelier. The brand uses silver that is at least 90% recycled, and 100% recycled solid gold. All gems are conflict-free and natural - and they do not use human-made gemstones. Common Era donates 3% of their annual profits to the AWI (The Animal Welfare Institute) which focuses on reducing animal suffering caused by humans. AWI programs include rescuing pets from violence and abuse, ending the hunting of endangered species, and ending cosmetic animal testing.
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