Perchta or Berchta was once known as a goddess in Southern Germanic paganism in the Alpine countries. Her name means "the bright one". Perchta was at first a benevolent spirit. In Germanic paganism, Perchta had the rank of a minor deity. That changed to an enchanted creature (spirit or elf) in Old High German - such as Grimm describes - but she was given a more malevolent character (sorceress or witch) in later ages. Gerald Brom’s New Dark Fantasy Art
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The Moon Goddess Hecate Greek Goddess of the Crossroads She is often seen as a "hag" or old witch but to me she is beautiful! Hecate was the only one of the Titans who Zeus allowed to retain authority after the Olympians had defeated them. She was given the position of being the guardian of the households and the protector of all that was newborn.