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Category: Public Circle
What to Bring: Cakes, Ale, Drums, Chants
Price/Donation: $8.00 or what you can
Acct. Id: 241354
Event Id: 36582
Feast of Hecate: Ritual & Devotional
When: Jan. 31st. 2013
Where: New York, New York
Feast of Hecate: Ritual and Devotional
Event Details: This ritual is to honor Hecate and is for the general public regardless of sex or sexual orientation. Send me an email if you are interested being part of the ritual, otherwise just show up at 7 pm. (because of room rental start and end time, we will be punctual in starting as soon as the altar is set up)
January 31st is a feast day for Hekate.
Hecate has been characterized as a pre-Olympian chthonic goddess. She appears in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in Hesiod's Theogony, where she is promoted strongly as a great goddess. The place of origin of her following is uncertain, but it is thought that she had popular followings in Thrace. Her most important sanctuary was Lagina, a theocratic city-state in which the goddess was served by eunuchs. Lagina, where the famous temple of Hecate drew great festal assemblies every year, lay close to the originally Macedonian colony of Stratonikeia, where she was the city's patroness. In Thrace she played a role similar to that of lesser-Hermes, namely a governess of liminal regions (particularly gates) and the wilderness, bearing little resemblance to the night-walking crone some neo-pagans believe her to be.[neutrality is disputed] Additionally, this led to her role of aiding women in childbirth and the raising of young men
Hekate's symbols include the toad (conception) , torches (guide) , keys (gateways and transitions) , snakes (guardian and underworld) , dogs (guarding and hunting) and possibly owls (night and prophesy) . The cypress tree is sacred to her as well.
We welcome solitary Wiccan, degreed Wiccan, the curious, the questioning and everything in-between. Ritual format will be Wiccan, calling forth both male and female deities that are associated with her.
Event Location: 208 West 13th Street in New York
Event TIME Details: 7 pm - 10 pm
Directions: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located in the heart of Greenwich Village at 208 West 13th Street in New York City. You can reach the Center easily by subway: on the IRT Broadway/Seventh Avenue line, take the IRT 1, 2, 3 or 9 (the red line) to 14th Street at Seventh Avenue; on the IND line, take the A, C or E (the blue line) to 14th Street at Eighth Avenue
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