In Withcraft every living thing has some specific energies. If similar energies could be combined they produce a higher energy and the spell is effective. The connection between plants and crystals, incenses and colors, flowers and feathers... could be achieved through tables of correspondences. It is important to know some basic herbs and crystals by heart and not need to use always the books.
Hekate is a liminal Goddess. She is connected with other Goddesses and some times the connection is so strong that we can say they are the same Goddess. She is connected with all the herbs as teacher of pharmakeia, the art of the herbs for healing, magickal and poisoning purposes. She likes general and special offerings. So, let's see what Hekate likes in general.
Horse, dog, bull, goat, black lamb, black sheep, fish, snake, wolf, ram, lion, boar
Crystals and minerals
Lodespone, gold, copper, brass, sapphire, meteorite
Gods and Goddesses
Dionysus, Hermes, Pan
Demeter, Persephone, Selene, Artemis, Vendis, Vritomatris, Enodia, Vrimo, Ereschingal
Aconite, belladonna, garlic, onion, mandrake, oak leaves, bay leaves, poppy seeds, saffron, willow, yew, apple, cardamom, mullet, ginger, pennyroyal, pepper
Cumin, myrrh, flax, juniper, livani, storax, sandalwood, mugwort, bay, myrtle, sage, saffron, sulphur
Saffron, yellow, orange, red, black, white
Cheese, fish, raw egg, honey, milk, olive oil, olives, pita, garlic, onions, amphiphon cakes, traditional hellenic sweets, almonds, sesame, wheat
Symbols Wand, spear, athame, rope, torches, key, snakes, crescent moon, crossroads, trident, cave