Well, Hekate’s Night and many rituals devoted to her begin after sunset, so even though I don’t get home until 11pm on Wednesdays, I can still do some ritual as long as it doesn’t require too much energy. The issue is usually that I am tired at that time. I probably would be at 5am, too, but I appreciate the reminder to try to think differently. I might do something like that on one of the days/nights.
And of course you make sense, because I do know what you mean.
Ohhh August 13 too? Wow- I hadn’t heard of that one before! It looks like there are many special occasions to celebrate Hekate!
Out of curiosity, I did a search to see if there were any other dates, and found articles researching the history of the Hekate Days in November as well as August 13th (two separate articles)- it’s a bit much to read through atm, I feel like I accidentally opened Pandora’s Box They do look interesting though- I’m leaving the links here in case anyone else wants to check them out!
But now I’m rambling lol- thanks for bringing up the new date, I’m adding it to my calendar!
“Hecate was worshiped by both the Greeks and the Romans who had their own festivals dedicated to her. According to Ruickbie, the Greeks observed two days sacred to Hecate, one on the 13th of August and one on the 30th of November, whilst the Romans observed the 29th of every month as her sacred day. Further, the household observances (described above) always took place on the “thirtieth day [of the month], which was sacred to the dead.”[]”
Abronoe, Gracious One
Apotropaios, Averter of danger
Cthonia, One of the Earth
Enodia, One of the Crossroads
Kleidouchos, Keeper of the Keys
Kourotrophos, Protector of children and youths
Krokopelos, Saffron cloaked
Nykteria, One of the Night
Propolos, The Guide
Propulaia, One who stands before the Gate
Triodia, One who is of the three roads
Trimorphe, One who has three forms
I ended up taking an offerring to the crossroads early this morning, before the sun rose over the mountain. It was a small tortilla (as a plate), with three mushroom caps arranged as the vertexes of a triangle, with moondrop grapes standing on end in between each two mushrooms, topped with a goldenberry and drizzled with honey. I should have taken a picture. But She saw it, and you’ll just have to take my word for it!