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« Topic Start: October 08, 2007, 09:41:25 pm »

i found this article while Googling my favorite topic, and thought i'd share it here.
i find it fascinating and very well researched...

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LAL/is_4_33/ai_111734474/pg_1
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« Reply #1: October 08, 2007, 09:57:38 pm »

i found this article while Googling my favorite topic, and thought i'd share it here.
i find it fascinating and very well researched...

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LAL/is_4_33/ai_111734474/pg_1

Thanks!
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« Reply #2: October 08, 2007, 10:04:23 pm »

i found this article while Googling my favorite topic, and thought i'd share it here.
i find it fascinating and very well researched...

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LAL/is_4_33/ai_111734474/pg_1

It is an interesting interpretation.  But what biblical scholars believe about ancient pagan pratices has little direct bearing on those of us h
who follow the Gree deities, either indivually as recons.
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« Reply #3: October 08, 2007, 10:37:51 pm »

It is an interesting interpretation.  But what biblical scholars believe about ancient pagan pratices has little direct bearing on those of us h
who follow the Gree deities, either indivually as recons.
on the contrary, i find well researched, well presented and unbiased data invaluable whatever the source.

in fact i was thinking as i was reading this article how ironic it was that a biblical scholar has presented a better view of Hekate's role (within the pervue of the article) than most neoPagan authors i have read!
he writes about an interesting subject from an objective point of view and sites his sources (which are often  ancient Pagans) profusely, what more could one want?

in any case, this follower of the Greek deities found this to be a very useful resource.
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« Reply #4: October 08, 2007, 11:43:38 pm »

in any case, this follower of the Greek deities found this to be a very useful resource.

This one as well...especially considering my slavish devotion and undying love of both Hekate and canines.
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« Reply #5: October 09, 2007, 01:23:23 am »

This one as well...especially considering my slavish devotion and undying love of both Hekate and canines.
most of my favorite people are dogs.   Wink
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« Reply #6: November 06, 2008, 12:14:58 pm »

i found this article while Googling my favorite topic, and thought i'd share it here.
i find it fascinating and very well researched...

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LAL/is_4_33/ai_111734474/pg_1

I realise this thread is a bit dated, but on the off-chance someone can answer my question ...

Very interesting article, but for the dog-lovers among us, and out of a more general curiosity, it looks like dogs were used primarily (maybe exclusively?) a sacrificial and "purificatory (which, again, based on the article, seems to be entirely related to sacrifice) in Hekate's cult.  Is that, then, the extent of their associations to her?  This may be a residual from neo-Wiccan views, I'm not sure, but I had understood them to be ... more a sort of companion relationship, not in the sense today of dogs as "man's best friend" or as "companion animals" but more like an ally.  Is this an incorrect assumption then, and her only interest in the animal is as a sacrifice?
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« Reply #7: November 06, 2008, 12:24:16 pm »

but I had understood them to be ... more a sort of companion relationship, not in the sense today of dogs as "man's best friend" or as "companion animals" but more like an ally.  Is this an incorrect assumption then, and her only interest in the animal is as a sacrifice?

That's a reasonable conclusion, even when looking at ancient sources (which were not always... kind.. in their descriptions). Hecate is often described as arriving with hounds, or howls being heard in Her presence.

And for what it's worth, that's how I see it. And IME, having the dogs about while singing prayers or offering libations doesn't seem to bother Her one bit.
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« Reply #8: November 06, 2008, 12:26:35 pm »

Very interesting article, but for the dog-lovers among us, and out of a more general curiosity, it looks like dogs were used primarily (maybe exclusively?) a sacrificial and "purificatory (which, again, based on the article, seems to be entirely related to sacrifice) in Hekate's cult.  Is that, then, the extent of their associations to her?  This may be a residual from neo-Wiccan views, I'm not sure, but I had understood them to be ... more a sort of companion relationship, not in the sense today of dogs as "man's best friend" or as "companion animals" but more like an ally.  Is this an incorrect assumption then, and her only interest in the animal is as a sacrifice?

Dogs were sacrificed to her, but she was often depicted with a few dogs around her.  I think dogs (and black and/or wild dogs in particular but I'm not sure) were considered sacred to her.

And this probably not an ancient view, just me throwing words out:  Hekate is also one of the deities thought to protect the home so guard dogs may be part of the association.
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« Reply #9: November 06, 2008, 02:57:35 pm »


Thankyou for providing the link to the article I found alot more useful information there about Hekate than many of the pagan based articles and many useful references at the end to follow up as well.
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« Reply #10: November 06, 2008, 03:51:29 pm »

Dogs were sacrificed to her, but she was often depicted with a few dogs around her.  I think dogs (and black and/or wild dogs in particular but I'm not sure) were considered sacred to her.

That's a reasonable conclusion, even when looking at ancient sources (which were not always... kind.. in their descriptions). Hecate is often described as arriving with hounds, or howls being heard in Her presence.

That's what I had always come across, and wanted to verify whether or not it was traditional, especially after reading the article.  Thanks!

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And this probably not an ancient view, just me throwing words out:  Hekate is also one of the deities thought to protect the home so guard dogs may be part of the association.

That's very interesting to me in and of itself.  Food for thought. thanks, Mel.
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« Reply #11: May 31, 2011, 12:50:05 am »

That's what I had always come across, and wanted to verify whether or not it was traditional, especially after reading the article.  Thanks!

That's very interesting to me in and of itself.  Food for thought. thanks, Mel.


did anyone save this article,I would like to read it but it's no longer available on that site.
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