Many Named Mother of the Gods by Sorita d’Este

Saturday 22 May 2021 at 5:30pm BST (4:30pm UTC)

The Goddess Hekate is quite accurately named as both “many-named” and “many-formed“. She appears in triple-form, but also in single, double, quadruple forms – she is both animal-headed and maiden-headed; a loving Mother Goddess (even the Mother of the Gods!) and frightfully primordial. She was, and continue to be exalted by Her devotees as the Soteira (Saviour) and the Phosphoros (light-bringer). In the Theogony She is named as a Goddess honoured by Zeus, and the deathless gods. In this richly illustrated presentation, Sorita will draw on her extensive research to encourage participants to explore some of the many connections Hekate has with goddesses such as Isis, Demeter, Persephone, Bendis, Selene, Brimo, Bona Dea and most of all Artemis and Diana.

Sorita d’Este is a devotee of Hekate and a practising theurgist and polytheist with Orphic leanings. She is the author of Circle for Hekate (2017), and co-author of Hekate: Liminal Rites (2009). Sorita also produced two devotional anthologies to Hekate; Hekate: Keys to the Crossroads (2006) and Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (2010), as well as another dozen or more titles on magic, mythology and folklore. In her day-job, as a publisher at Avalonia, she works on titles on a wide range of occult subjects daily, and as a writer herself, she spends a lot of time with her nose in old dusty books or (when there is not a pandemic!) making pilgrimages to museums and archaeological sites around the world. For more visit www.sorita.co.uk or www.avaloniabooks.com.

Sorita d'Este, at the Temple of Zeus in the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento.
Sorita d’Este, at the Temple of Zeus in the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento.

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