Hecate

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Hec·a·te

or Hek·a·te  (hĕk′ə-tē, hĕk′ĭt)
n. Greek Mythology
An ancient fertility goddess who later became associated with Persephone as queen of Hades and protector of witches.

Hecate

(ˈhɛkətɪ) or

Hekate

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a goddess of the underworld

Hec•a•te

(ˈhɛk ə ti; in Shakespeare ˈhɛk ɪt)

n.
an ancient Greek goddess of the earth and the underworld, associated with sorcery and crossroads.
[< Latin < Greek hekátē, n. use of feminine of hékatos far-shooting, said of Apollo as sun god]
Hec`a•te′an, Hec`a•tae′an, adj.
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Hecate

[ˈhɛkətɪ] nEcate f
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