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Hekate: Speaking from Below
Hekate: Speaking from Below

Mon, Jun 10



Hekate: Speaking from Below

A look at the ancient goddess of witchcraft, and her role in funerary rites, necromancy, and more

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Jun 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM


About the event

** This event is hosted through The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Please purchase tickets here on their website **

Join author and witch Melissa Jayne Madara for an exciting introduction to Hekate, the Ancient Greek goddess of witchcraft and the realms of the dead. This lecture—uniquely tailored for the Morbid Anatomy audience—will focus on Hekate's appearances in funerary rites, death iconography, and necromantic rituals throughout occult history. We will peer into the goddess' underworld aspects, guided by her ancient epithet hersechthonia, meaning "she who speaks from below." Join us for a look into the spells, enchantments, and stories of this oft-misunderstood figure, and examine the origins of Hekate's mythological role as nightmare queen of ghosts and witches.

Melissa Madara is a witch, herbalist, storyteller and chef. They are a co-owner at Catland Books, editrix at Venefica Magazine, and the curator of Catland's private courtyard garden, where they grow a variety of medicinal, magical and poisonous plants. Melissa's magical practice is eclectic, inspired by the praxis of chaos magic, with most of their research focused on ancient religions, traditional witchcraft and plant folklore. Melissa has been featured in The New York Times, Vice, Vogue, and many other media outlets. Their writing has been published in Venefica Magazine, Susie Magazine, and Fiddler’s Green.

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