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Author Topic: Hekate and Revelation  (Read 7628 times)
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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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