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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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1/60 second
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6 mm
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May 17, 2011, 7:19:25 PM
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Is it possible to pay you to get the image without watermark to print on a small canvas for my own personal Hecate altar? Thank you!


This image is really beautiful, is it possible to use it as a cover for a festival flyer? thank you

Beautiful, would love to buy a print and potentially lease rights to use if possible. Thanks!
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!
Hi - I love this image.  Really draws me in.  Is it possible to purchase a print?
I would love to buy a print of this.
Sociopath71's avatar
I want to steal it without watermark!
Beautiful. I would love this as an alter picture. Is there a print available?
I like the sense of mystery your restrained shading gives this piece. :)
I would love to buy this. Please make a print available.
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Bloodmoontiger's avatar
Very beautiful, I think it captures the essence of this Goddess quite well. 
Would love to use this image onmy book cover for my Hekate Devotional. How can I contact you to discuss this?
JonathanWilsonArt's avatar
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
ReneeSmits's avatar
This is power and beauty entwined. What other Goddess work do you do?
lycanthusincarnum's avatar
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 :-)
One of my favorite Hecate pieces of all time
LitenUlv's avatar
This is beautiful...
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