Astrape, goddess of lightning | Greek vase, Apulian red figure loutrophoros Detail of figure Astrape (Lightning Bolt). Astrape stands beside the throne of Zeus, bearing his thunderbolt in her hand. She is depicted as Astraia (constellation Virgo), the goddess of justice, with the usual attributes of a star-god: wings, flaming torch and shining aureole.
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Attic Red Figure Shape: Amphora Painter: Attributed to the the Suessula Painter Date: ca 400 - 390 BC Period: Late Classical Detail of Artemis from a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). The goddess aims her bow at a giant. She is dressed in a knee-length skirt of a maiden, and wears an animal skin cap. Below her stands Demeter wielding a spear.
Greek Mythology: Hekate (or Hecate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea. Hekate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches.