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|Description ||The Temple of Hecate at Lagina.|
"Hecate, the deity of Lagina, is the grandchild of Caios and Phoibe, Titan descendants of the sun. Her father is Perses and her mother is Asterie. Asterie and Leto are twin sisters; Apollo, Artemis and Hecate are cousins.
"An Anatolian deity, Hecate reigns over air, land and sea. Therefore in works of art she is represented as a single body but generally with three heads. She is empowered to open the door of Hades, the underworld. Hecate is also mistress of the dead, she is present at funerals and takes delivery of the dead spirits. She is the sender of nightmares, ghosts and spectres but as sender can also defend man against them. At the same time, Hecate rules over oracles, magic and spells. Oracles and witches are Hecate's priests.
"Her principal attributes are a female dog, a female wolf, a mare, a snake, a hatchet, a dagger, a key, a torch, an earthenware pot and a crescent moon."
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