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Hecate, or Hekate, is the Goddess of the Underworld and the Goddess of the Dark Phase of the Moon. The name Hecate is believed to have been derived from one of the following Egyptian words: Hewitt, Hemet, or Heat. Hecate was the daughter of the Titans Parses and Astoria, and the mother of the nymph Scylla, although there are some who claim that she was actually the mother of the Goddess and Sorceress Circe. Even though Hecate is sometimes associated with all three phases of the Moon, she is,

Hecate, by Stephen Walsh.

Hecate’s wheel (Strophalos of Hekate)

Limestone stele (shaft) with the head of Hathor Limestone stele (shaft) with the head of Hathor Date: 2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.

Isis Maat, the Winged Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice and Harmony. 19th Dynasty. Tomb of Siptah. Valley of the Kings. Western Thebes. Egypt

Erda - wife of Odin mother of the Valkyries. Goddess of the Earth

Woman Standing with Pomegranate, possibly the Goddess Persephone from Cyprus, 480-470 BC (terracotta and pigment). Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library

Mother Goddess (Matrika) Post-Gupta period, mid- 6th century, India. One of a group of 7 mother goddesses sprung from a Hindu male god. Despite their beauty, matrikas represent dangerous and malevolent forces—the devourers of children and bearers of sickness and disease. Though integral to early temple iconography, their power was so threatening they were marginalized, consigned to shrines beyond city boundaries. Their combined power is understood to be embodied in the mother goddess, Durga.