This November 1st was certainly a misty day with plenty of foggy landscapes:
|A foggy landscape looking towards Granny's Bay|
I spent a little time selecting images from Pinterest representing Hecate to help connect and work with her as the wheel of the year rolls towards the season of winter.
The Goddess Hecate is also known as the liberator of women, as she sets women free from the bonds created by man. That is why the Christian Church put Hecate down and created her as the Goddess of evil and destruction. During Medieval times, pagans were being tortured based on their belief in the Goddess. Patriarchy reigned and the fear of feminine power caused the Church to demonize Hecate. She was made infamous as the crone; old, wrinkled, ugly, warts protruding from her nose and chin, mysterious, dark and loathsome. Not only was this Goddesss demonized, but Priests and ministers used biblical warnings about witches to back up their beliefs against witchcraft and sorcery.
It is sad to read that even in today's society in African countries like the Gambia and the Congo, witch hunts continue to this day, with children singled out for persecution in some cases.
A couple of months ago I came across a link to a you tube film about the healing power of the whispering witches in Poland, which is fascinating: