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Ancient Unknown Hymn to Hekate Chthonia

, 21:16

In the following article an ancient hymn to Hekate will be presented saved by the christian philosopher and theologist, Ippolytos. The hymn is unknown to the community of the Goddess Hekate and as this blog has the goal to present rare material and information from the ancient texts, about our Goddess, this article is another great contribution to our goal. The hymn can be used to invoke the Goddess during Deipnon (=Supper) or the darker aspects during waning of the moon.

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Invocation to Hekate as Creator of the World from PGM IV

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In PGM IV 1716 lies a very effective binding spell called the Sword of Dardanos, the man who founded the mysteries in Samothrace. The island is associated with the Goddess Hekate. It starts with an invocation to the God who created the universe. I have translated and it can be used as a strong invocation to Hekate Soteira or Hekate Panopaia or Hekate Pasikrateia and calling the aspects of Axis Mundi and Queen of the World.

Due to the nature of the ancient invocations, the Witch should have a deep connection with the Goddess, to make the invocation with all of his emotions and vibrating the vowels and pronouncing correctly the voces magicae with all of the energy.

For a complete structure of an invocation ritual see this and this. If you follow a magickal tradition, you already know what to do.

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Invocation to Hekate from the PGM XII

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It is widely known that the Hymn to Selene from the PGM is referring to the Goddess Hekate. The invocation I am going to write derives from the PGM XII 238-245. It is an invocation to the almighty God, but I have modified it slightly to invoke the Goddess Hekate. The invocation is very beautiful, truely poetic. I have added the invocation to a well structured ritual, for anyone who wants to follow it or modify it according to its magickal tradition.

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Invocation to Selene

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I used the Homeric hymn to Selene, the Orphic hymn to Selene and the Idylls of Theocritus as the main sources of inspiration in order to write the following invocation.

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Orphic Hymn

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Introduction

trimorfis.jpgHymns are poems praising the divine and they are used to invoke the God/Goddess in the place in which a ceremony takes place by the Witch of the God/Goddess.

In ancient texts for Hekate we find the first of the orphic hymns the hymn to Hekate (11.560 b.C.). Many years later, Proclus writes an hymn for Hekate and Ianus (400 a.C.). The homeric hymn to Demeter (3000 b.C.)is reffering to Hekate and her power as long as her character. In Greek Magical Papyri (abbreviated PGM) the hymn to Selene is an hymn to Hekate (2nd centrury b.C. to 4rth centrury a.C.). Selene and Hekate were the same Goddess.

Today, the Goddess Hekate has many followers all over the worlds, who write their hymns to invoke her and they share them widely.

Orphic hymn

Einodian Hekaten, klêizô, trihoditin erannen.

Hekate of the roads I call you, you who are at the three roads, o beautiful one

Ouranian, chthonian, te kai enalian, krokopeplon.

You of the sky, of the earth, of the sea,who are dressed in with a saffron clad

Tymbidian, psychais nekyôn meta bakcheuosan,

You who walk in the cemeteries and you feel enthousiasm among the souls of the deads

Perseian, philerêmon, agallomenên elaphoisi.

Daughter of Perses, who you like to be alone and among the deers

Nykterian, skylakitin, amaimaketon basileian.

In the night, with dogs howling around her, invincible queen of all world

Tauropolon, pantos kosmou klêidouchon, anassan,

You who have powers of the bull, queen who holds the keys of the whole world

Hêgemonên, nymphên, kourotrophon, ouresiphoitin.

Leader queen, nymphe, who who take care of the children, who walks in the mountains

Lissomenois, kouren, teletais hosiesi pareinai,

We ask you to come in this sacred ceremony

Boukolo eumeneousan aei kechareoti thymô.

with sympathetic attitude and without anger to the leader.