Litany to Hekate

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist. Enjoy.

This is the Litany to Hekate, which can be used on prayer beads. I got it from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. Hope that you enjoy it.

 

Good Hekate of the crossroad, you receive due offerings where three paths meet, you watch the ways with diligence and care, you see who passes by and you know where they wander, where they make their homes. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hekate who roams the moonless night, who walks in the dark with grace and certainty, light-bearing goddess whose torches burn bright but never burn away, you are a lamp in the window, a beacon of hope. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hekate who travels freely through all the worlds, who holds a share in each, who alone is mistress of sky, sea and sod, to all doors you hold the key, goddess; to all destinations you know the way. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Blessed Hekate of the depths, you make your way to the afterworld, swift of step and free of fear, to keep company with Persephone, your dear friend and playmate, in flowered fields or shadowed halls. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Wrathful Hekate, constant friend of the troubled, the damaged, the frail; savior of the humble and the helpless, of those who are wronged by the cruel and the strong, your fury falls on all who prey on the weak. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Tender-hearted Hekate, watcher over women, nurse of the young, who guards the threshold, whose image once stood at every door, touched with prayerful hands by those who passed, words of reverence on their lips. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.