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Hecate (Trivia)

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Which witch is which? Well, we know which witch this which is: Hecate, Greek goddess of witchcraft, magic, and the crossroads. This lady is often shown as a three-headed goddess holding torches (um, awesome), and she can usually be seen chilling with her pet polecat and a dog or two. Hecate can get kind of a bad rap—after all, she digs walking around at night with ghosts and other spooky creatures. All in all, though, Hecate is actually more Good than Wicked. Her most famous good-deed-moment was helping Demeter find her daughter, Persephone, after Hades dragged the young goddess down to the Underworld. As if that weren't enough, Hecate is still worshipped—yep, today—by Neopagans and Wiccans all over the place. Talk about staying power.

Basic Information

Name

Hecate

Nickname

Hekate, Trivia(l Pursuit), White Magic Woman

Sex

Female

Current city

The Underworld

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of Crossroads, Magic, and Witchcraft (yeah, it's a pretty sweet gig)

Education

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (and you thought it was fiction…)

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Perses (Dad)—not Perseus, people
Asteria (Mom)

Siblings

I'm an only child (muahaha)

Children

Nope (well, some say that Skylla is my kid, but that would have taken some serious magic, since I'm a sworn virgin)

Friends

Persephone (I see it as my duty to keep this sweet girl company when she's in the Underworld)
Demeter
Cerberus (a very misunderstood pooch, if I do say so)

Enemies

Klyotis, the giant (I did set him on fire, so I can't blame him for hating me)
Kronos (the old king of the Titans is still angry that I sided with Zeus during the War of the Titans)

Relationships

Relationship status

Single (sworn virgin)

Interested in

Nobody (see above)

Favorites

TV Shows

True Blood
The Vampire Diaries (like I said, guilty pleasure)
Ghost Hunters
Charmed

Quotations

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
– Tom Robbins

"There is no art in turning a goddess into a witch, a virgin into a whore, but the opposite operation, to give dignity to what has been scorned, to make the degraded desirable, that calls for art or for character."
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (yeah, I'm well read, what can I say?)

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
– Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"

"I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, have mercy now,
Save poor Bob if you please."
– Robert Johnson

Books

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Medea by Euripides
"The Day is Done" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
"Circe's Power" by Louise Gluck

Music

Black Magic Woman by Santana
Crossroads by John Mayer
Blue Moon by Billy Holiday
Ghost Song by The Doors
I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone
River by Joni Mitchell
Happy Phantom by Tori Amos
Crossroad by Robert Johnson

Movies

Dark Shadows
Ghost
Practical Magic
The Craft
The Others
The Witches of Eastwick
The Raven
Hocus Pocus (hey, everyone has a guilty pleasure)
Mirror Mirror

Activities & Interests

Likes

The Moon
Ghosts
Watchdogs
Crossroads
Torches
Trivial Pursuit
Harry Potter

Interests

Feminism
Witchcraft
Necromancy
The Paranormal

Groups

Titans
Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (I'm one of the few Titans who gets this honor—NBD)
Fans of Ghost Hunters
Harry Potter Fan Club