Hecate in Greek mythology, is a mystical figure, wrapped in deep darkness, as described by Hesiod. She is called the daughter of the Titan Perses by Asteria, but the accounts vary, sometimes Jupiter,' at others Tartarus, being mentioned as her father, and Juno, Ceres, Pheraea, etc., as her mother. She was the only one among the Titans who assisted Jupiter in the war with the giants; therefore she was not hurled into. Tartarus, as were the others, but was endowed with great power in heaven, on earth, as well as in the infernal regions. She is usually represented triformnate, from which circumstance she has the surname Tricephalus or Triceps, the three- headed. She possessed the keys to three roads, leading respectively to Hades, to heaven, and to a happy life on earth. Her work was usually at night, and therefore she has been confounded with the goddess of the moon, Selene.

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