Ancient crone of wisdom,
Old One, come to us!
Since Samhain is in October, what better time is there to celebrate Hekate, the Queen of the Witches? The Greek goddess Hekate is so ancient that She existed long before the Olympian deities. Crone goddess of the crossroads, Hekate led the abducted maiden goddess Persephone back from the Underworld by torchlight to the waiting arms of the mother goddess Demeter. In the subsequent Christian era, Hekate's name was linked with magic and the occult. She then became characterized as the Queen of the Witches.
To honour Hekate at our October Drumming Circle, we wore our finest witches hats while drumming and singing. Here's some of the women showing off their various styles of pointy chapeaux! And see the little statue of Hekate sitting on a small djembe drum, peeking out of the middle of the Circle?
Many of the participants at that evening's Circle consented to pose for a photo especially for my blog. Thanks, all you wild and wonderful women! It was a fun gathering!
[The photo of Hekate comes from Sacred Source website, where I purchased my statue several years ago.]