For most people who are interested in the goddess Hekate She can be called Greek, but when we take a closer look at the cult traditions of the geographical area of the Balkan Peninsula we will see that there are a lot of mystery features in the local cults to Hekate. There the goddess Hekate syncretizes with and is worshipped together with other very interesting deities. This talk is about some unique and lesser known aspects of the Goddess Hekate and Her mysteries in the Balkans.
Georgi Mishev, PhD is a Bulgarian author and researcher in ancient culture and religion of the Mediterranean world and especially in magic practices, rituals and ancient relics in the folklore of the Balkan people. He has a bachelor’s degree in Russian and German language, a master’s degree in Preservation of the cultural-historical heritage in the Republic of Bulgaria (master’s thesis on the subject Thracian material and immaterial cultural-historical heritage in the region of Thracian cult centre Starosel) and doctoral degree in the field of cultural-historical heritage (PhD thesis on the subject Bulgarian traditional culture as an information resource about the magica in ancient Southeastern Europe).
Georgi is the author of Thracian Magic and the forthcoming book Washing Rituals.