Giclée print, 60 x 85cm
Hecate is a familiar name to most people now only as the hag-queen worshipped by the witches in Macbeth. In her classical incarnation, though, Hecate was a mighty titan, revered by Zeus himself.
As the daughter of the sun and holding much of his power, she had the role of bearing light through dark places. When Persephone was abducted by Hades, Hecate helped Demeter by first calling down the sun to demand that he reveal her location, then by chaperoning her descent into the underworld, guiding her by the light of her twin torches.