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Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekates Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature Sarah Iles Johnston

Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekates Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature

Sarah Iles Johnston

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ISBN : 9781555404277
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200 pages
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Hekate is best known to classicists and historians of religion as the horrific patroness of witches. But from the Hellenistic age onwards, some Greek and Roman philosophers and magicians portrayed her quite differently, allotting to her such dutiesMoreHekate is best known to classicists and historians of religion as the horrific patroness of witches. But from the Hellenistic age onwards, some Greek and Roman philosophers and magicians portrayed her quite differently, allotting to her such duties as ensouling the cosmos and the individual men within it, forming the connective boundary between the divine and human worlds, and facilitating such communication between man and god as could lead eventually to the individual souls release. She was celestial and potentially beneficent, rather than chthonic and threatening.