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Hecate Goddess of Magic Triple Amethyst Medallion Necklace

$340
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Goddess of Magic, Witchcraft, the Night, and Crossroads

 

Hecate is one of the most mysterious and revered figures in Greek mythology. First mentioned circa 700 BCE by Hesiod, Hecate is the ancient Greek goddess of magic and the night, though she later came to be associated with boundaries and crossroads. 

 

Hecate is a Titan, one of the gods who ruled the universe before the Olympians came to power. Zeus, the new king of the gods, respected Hecate so much that he allowed her alone to retain her powers after the fall of the Titans. Hesiod tells us that Zeus "gave her splendid gifts - to have a share of the earth and of the barren sea, and from the starry sky as well she has a share in honor, and is honored most of all by the immortal gods."

 

Hecate is primarily the goddess of magic, and was called upon by ancient sorceresses to empower their spells and rituals. As a goddess of the night, she is often depicted on ancient pottery bearing torches to guide mortals through the darkness. As the goddess of crossroads, she is usually sculpted as a three-faced figure, known as the Threefold Hecate; each face gazing out at the horizon and watching over travelers.

 

In this pendant, we gave Hecate three amethysts in her crown to symbolize her three vigilant faces. Hecate is the talisman for those at a crossroads in life, who need guidance in the dark, and who call upon her immortal magic. 

Materials

18k Gold Vermeil

Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals. Gold Vermeil is a French technique that is a significant step up from regular gold-plated jewelry, which is most often made from cheap brass with a thin flash-plating of gold.

 

14k Solid Gold

Solid gold is an investment that lasts forever and is perfect to be passed down through generations, historically appreciating in value. Each solid gold piece is made to order within 4 - 6 weeks in our NYC studio. Read more

Product Details

  • Three ethically-sourced amethysts
  • 1 inch pendant diameter, 5mm bail
  • 18 inch rolo chain

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