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Published: May 17, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Hrefngast
Ancient witch queen
Elemental before
The fragile raising of man
She is a doorway
Midnight’s quickened will
She works from afar
A sentient portal within
Primeval mistress of ghosts
And the dreaming liminal herbs
Her art taught in shadows
And threshold rites
Propitiated with flesh
Where three roads meet
The triple formed watcher
At the gates of birth and death
Apportioned earth, depths and sky
With chthonic countenance
Of serpent twined oak
And baying hounds
At the crossroads
Of time and space
Honoured amongst
All the deathless gods

Words © Hrefngast 2011 (other than the last two lines, which are from Hesiod’s Theogony)

Oil on paper - this is my first proper attempt at an oil painting.
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1677x3076px 537.53 KB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
May 17, 2011, 7:19:25 PM
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000
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ginamartini's avatar
Beautiful, would love to buy a print and potentially lease rights to use if possible. Thanks!
ckarolynn31's avatar
Stunning work! This is my favorite image of Hecate. May I use it in a blog post? ( I'd also love to purchase a print!
KeytotheCrossroads's avatar
Hi - I love this image.  Really draws me in.  Is it possible to purchase a print?
Panpipeseeliecourt's avatar
I would love to buy a print of this.
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Sociopath71Student Artist
I want to steal it without watermark!
IsuraMelody's avatar
Beautiful. I would love this as an alter picture. Is there a print available?
FuzzyNecromancer's avatar
I like the sense of mystery your restrained shading gives this piece. :)
Panpipeseeliecourt's avatar
I would love to buy this. Please make a print available.
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JamesHillGalleryProfessional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!!
Bloodmoontiger's avatar
Very beautiful, I think it captures the essence of this Goddess quite well. 
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ramkumariyerHobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :O
vmoss13's avatar
Would love to use this image onmy book cover for my Hekate Devotional. How can I contact you to discuss this?
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JonathanWilsonArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Really like this work, I find oil paints tricky to use but you seem to have no trouble. Im now going to find out about Hecate.
witchstormdsd's avatar
Would love a print of this. Beautiful
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SherrisartProfessional Photographer
This is power and beauty entwined. What other Goddess work do you do?
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lycanthusincarnumHobbyist Digital Artist
hail Infernal Queen of the Shades...
LitenUlv's avatar
I love this picture...such beauty and power in this picture! The poem is quite lovely :-)
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lylorie Traditional Artist
One of my favorite Hecate pieces of all time
LitenUlv's avatar
This is beautiful...
Garnoid's avatar
Very nicely done, with subtle contrasts and elements. A really beautiful vision of Hekate.
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It's a stunning devotion to Hecate. Very well done. :)
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