In Greek lore, frightening DEMONs and apparitions who are considered to be the “children” of Hecate, goddess of the underworld, dark Moon, ghosts, and magic. The Hecataea appear at the goddess’ bidding.
   See chthonic deities.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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  • Hecate — Hecatean, Hecataean, adj. /hek euh tee/; in Shakespeare /hek it/, n. Class. Myth. a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads. Also, Hekate. [ < L < Gk hekáte, n. use of fem. of hékatos far shooting, said of… …   Universalium

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