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Hecate by Patricia Ariel

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Small (8.0" x 10.9")

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Hecate is the Greek goddess of witchcraft, childbirth and the crossroads. She has power over skies, earth and sea, which I wanted to show through each one of the three figures. The central one carries several symbols attributed to the goddess: the pomegranates in her hair remind us of the legend of Persephone, in which she plays an important role; while she hides her right eye behind her hand, the eye still shows through the fingers, meaning that she’s got the “vision”, or the capacity of seeing the past, present and future. The moon under her right breast denotes that Hecate is a moon goddess, and that she protects the women in labor and their offspring – the moon is associated to the motherhood. The black dog is one of her companions.

watercolor and pencil on illustration board
20 × 15


  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful creation.

  • thank you so much, Renate.

    – Patricia Ariel

  • amanda marx
    amanda marxalmost 6 years ago

    simply beautiful . . . so much to see . . . will need to revisit again & again

  • I’m happy you could see such richness. thank you so very much, Amanda.

    – Patricia Ariel

  • orpheusine
    orpheusinealmost 6 years ago

    very the symbolism

  • I love the symbolism of Hecate, she is one of my head goddesses, so to speak… glad you liked it.

    – Patricia Ariel

  • sunsetrainbow
    sunsetrainbowalmost 6 years ago

    Nice work, Patricia

  • thanks, Sunset. I’m glad you came to visit!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    wow~ patricia…. i am speechless at the moment…

  • Astoreth
    Astorethalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful rendition of Hecate…I painted her too with her black dog once upon a time, I’ve got a copy of it somewhere….this is so beautiful!!

  • thank you for your kind comment. when you find your Hecate painting copy, post it here, I’d love to see it!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Love your folio- Amazing work xx

  • thank you so much, your work is so interesting and beautiful, I love black & white and all those textures you explore. need to check it out more carefully soon!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • sunsetrainbow
    sunsetrainbowalmost 6 years ago


  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 6 years ago

    Wow…your work is beyond incredible.

  • you are an amazing and very skillful artist and your words mean a lot to me. thank you so much!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely, I agree with ALL of the above – and more :-)))

  • thanks Barbara, that’s so nice from you!

    – Patricia Ariel

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