A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Syncretic Egyptian / Graeco-Roman magic from the collection of texts known as the Papyri Graecae Magicae.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#21 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:36 am

To Homer
John Keats
Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
So thou wast blind;--but then the veil was rent,
For Jove uncurtain'd Heaven to let thee live,
And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
Aye on the shores of darkness there is light,
And precipices show untrodden green,
There is a budding morrow in midnight,
There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
Such seeing hadst thou, as it once befel
To Dian, Queen of Earth, and Heaven, and Hell.

By John Keats

It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand Caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.
Often 'tis in such gentle temper found,
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be moved for days from where it sometime fell.
When last the winds of Heaven were unbound.
Oh, ye! who have your eyeballs vexed and tired,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody---
Sit ye near some old Cavern's Mouth and brood,
Until ye start, as if the sea nymphs quired!
Can't Never Did Nothing Till It Tried!

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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#22 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:51 pm

talerman wrote:I think the one who ought to write a book about Hekate is you, Monsnoleedra.

Seconded. I'd buy it!


This mention of the Scottish play here is pretty amusing given the obvious curse associated with it. Talk of magic enough the whole play gets cursed enough that you can't say the man's name? Yeah, that's certainly a Hekatean level of legit! :D

I don't really have anything new to add from a scholastic perspective here, but it is fascinating to read of these little tie-ins.

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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#23 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:16 pm

This item is not specifically a "Reference" item as much as a curiosity item. I'm presenting it simply to make people aware of it as both an artistic piece and a historical item that deals with Hekate. I have a copy of the card (the one I have attached) but the back is not in great shape. However, I was more interested in the image depicted on the front of the card vice the actual condition of the back of the card to be honest.

In 1898 the William S. Kimball & Company, issued a set of cigarette cards dedicated to GODDESSES of the GREEK and ROMANS (N188). With the purchase of a box of cigarettes one card from the set would be included. A total of 50 cards made up the set.

General Information about the card:

Object Details
Title: Hekate, Goddess of Darkness, from the Goddesses of the Greeks and Romans series (N188) issued by Wm. S. Kimball & Co.

Publisher: Issued by William S. Kimball & Company

Lithographer: Lithography by Ketterlinus Lithography Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Date: 1889

Medium: Commercial color lithograph

Dimensions: Sheet: 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (7 × 3.8 cm)

Classifications: Prints, Ephemera

Credit Line: The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick

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