Goddess may be associated with the moon as the Evening Star when she displays her lunar powers, just as solar when it is shown as a morning star.
phillip wrote:Ha - I too was working with Hekate last night due to the Dark Moon. The twin torches representing the two morning/evening planets - the concept is fascinating! Thank you for the links, as well - I will enjoy settling down with a cup of coffee and going through the material as soon as I take off my shoes. I am unsure if it against the T&C here to post the Facebook link you mentioned, but would you point me in that direction if possible?
Edit to add: Woah - very cool website, and excellent articles - that may take some time to digest, and has been duly bookmarked! You seem to be the real occult scholar - I tip my hat and look forward to exploring your work!
LaVoison wrote:Actually given that Hermes Cthonios was associated with Cerberos and and Nyx's assosciation with Venus in the Orphic Hymns. I would definately say Hekate as crossroad keeper has associations with Venus and Mercury even if it is in their more infernal/cthonic/rustic faces.
Leonardo_Drakon wrote:LaVoison wrote:Actually given that Hermes Cthonios was associated with Cerberos and and Nyx's assosciation with Venus in the Orphic Hymns. I would definately say Hekate as crossroad keeper has associations with Venus and Mercury even if it is in their more infernal/cthonic/rustic faces.
Yeah, since yesterday the more I have been digging into this, the more it seems that Hekate and Venus were naturally connected very early on and the lunar aspects were actually later additions as a result of her associations with Selene and Artemis. The whole triple goddess = triple moon thing never made much sense to me as the ancients always identified the moon with four phases, not three. This seems to be a rather modern interpretation that has been popularized in wicca and other neopagan traditions.
However, Venus does naturally have a triadic astronomical cycle: morning star - disappearance - evening star...food for thought, I guess. As I mentioned in the OP, I do not normally work with Hekate's celestial nature so viewing her in this context is somewhat new to me.
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