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Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroads. She is usually seen with two ghost hounds that were said to serve her. Hecate is most often mispercepted as the goddess of witchcraft or evil, but she did some very good things in her time. One such deed was when she rescued Persephone, (Demeter's daughter, the queen of the Underworld and the maiden of spring), from the Underworld. Hecate is said to haunt a three-way crossroad, each of her heads facing in a certain direction. She is said to appear when the ebony moon shines.
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sergis25 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Hello

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Tvalger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know very little about this Greek Idol, save for the information you gave here, and that she was most likely a foreign deity introduced to the Greeks. Other than that...not a lot. 😓 And I can't find much either from Wikipedia or such.
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MewDragon500 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
I love the purple dress.
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AntlerQueen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's an art thief that joined DA today who is trying to take credit for your magnificent art. ravenlegacyderpy.deviantart.co…
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tormentrix Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This really looks a lot like how she looked in my dream
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Remeza Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
She is beautiful)
Amazing work
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Wishful-Heart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, she is breathtaking.
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nothingmuch123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Beautiful. Hecate is my favorite goddess, and you certainly did her justice!
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Hellion-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
hecate is like one of my fav goddess and I have always pictured her in this type of pose! so sweet ;)
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she is the Goddess of Witchcraft.
Witchcraft isnt evil....
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jodeanna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This is BEAUTIFUL! Hecate inspires me a great deal. The colors, textures, and style are brilliant! She looks so sad though..
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Color-me-Fabulous Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
HER FACE!!!! AMAZING!!!!! OMG!!!! I HATE & LOVE YOU AT THE SAME TIME!!!
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
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lauralauras Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Artist
this is one of my favorite depictions of her
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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cthendri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
This is Beautiful!!!!
And Is it just me or does this look a little like Sarah Michelle Gellar?
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mimikayuko Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I want to make a character whos the daughter of her, how can I do that.
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Spikeghost Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
i love it... especially the face, there's so much emotion in it, it's really impressive.
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Luigigirl65 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I thought she was the goddess of magic.

(And my Elite 4 oc [icon])
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LaughingPandaNinja Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful.but wait isnt hecate like the goddess of magic?
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jasmariediamond Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Gosh, you are brilliant!
I looked up all your stuff, and I love it! I'd totally buy a print, but I don't know how Hecate would look in an Asian-themed room...
Maybe the Shanghi picture...(:
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minako-chan87 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Pretty ^^
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CobainLives Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, she's pretty misunderstood.

But seriously? This is so beautiful and emotional... her face is perfect, so's her dress... so's everything! Instant fave!
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angelkitten5679012 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Hecate, let me be reborn! I'm sorry I love this pic.
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Ugly-Minded Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I <3 this pic!
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Eldunari96 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
More than beautiful: wonderful...
How do you do to make a so perfect face and a so beautiful draw ?
Have you ever made a tutorial ?
I'd really enjoy to read it .
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Writer
Not that Hades was evil weird.

Modern culture simply doesn't get that the dark gods of ancient religions weren't evil
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KJ77 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Someone who get's it right. I love this picture.
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Projetocova Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
AVE HECATE!!!

Splendid!
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ScarxNight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the picture, but she is the goddess of witchcraft. In Wicca she is worshiped by a lot of women and witchcraft is not evil or a bad thing at all! Being called the Goddess of Witchcraft is a great honor to this goddess.
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dawnprowler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore this picture! :love: She looks so ethereal, the expression on her face so woeful... And the way the little green light sets off the violet colour scheme is just brilliant :aww:
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fernpool13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
hecate is my fav. god/goddess. My birthday is on her holy day, August 13
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idontwannabeleftout Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Stunning artwork.
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Squirt85 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Hey there, love the image, it's amazing.
May I ask where you got the idea for the dress? Did you make it up or did you find and image for inspiration?
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ravenclawdragon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Stunning and beautiful
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Shane-Gray Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
świetne zdjęcie, bardzo mi sie podoba:D swietna kolorystykai trzyma klimat, pozdrawiam:D
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stiflingscream787 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
the picture is stunning, it almost makes it look like her post is a sad and mournful one that was assigned to her, for me it evokes feelings of pity and a gentler look at the goddess
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blessedcreations Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
YOU ARE A WINNER.
GOD BLESS.
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Pirate-Ninja-Sayuri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best representation of Hecate I've seen in a long while. Her expression is lovely. It makes me feel sorrowful somehow, but that's a good thing. Art that makes you feel something is great!
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Canine-13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
She is very beautiful. You did a great job. I love the colors.
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NovaRosa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I love the expression on her face! Beautiful. =)
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lolila Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!, I love the purple against green contrast :D
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CherrySunKitten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
The loneliness conveyed in her expression is unfathomably well done, and you really get a sense of being at the center of those crossroads. Also, love the whispiness of her gown!
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
:+favlove: unbelievably beautiful!
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louvre89 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
:wow: Gorgeous! :+favlove:
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CatherineNodet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome colors! :clap:
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drop-asd Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Featured here [link]
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legendsoriental Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Interface Designer
wooooooooooow .. i :heart: it
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ChatuliGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
...sounds kinda scary!
But this picture is just GREAT!
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xipix Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The use of colours is stunning, and the background makes everything realistic, but at the same time magical. The only thing that looks a bit weird is her right cheekbone.
But her expression is what makes everything so perfect! There are just no words good enough to describe!
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