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Description: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Lunar goddesses, Lunar gods, Artemis, Lunar deity, Hecate, Diana, Selene, Thoth, Xochiquetzal, Sin, Kokopelli, Coyolxauhqui, Bastet, Metztli, Achelois, Mama Quilla, Tecciztecatl, Kidili, Igaluk, Khonsu, Hina, Tonantzin, Chandra, Alignak, Ka-Ata-Killa, Tarquiup Inua, Fati, Anumati, Marama, Kalfu, Losna, Mahina, Avatea, Elatha, Lona, Papare, Xmucane and Xpiacoc, Triple Goddess, Hubal, Dewi Sri, Astarte, Chang'e, Awilix, Mani, Marici, Maya moon goddess, Pakhet, Zorya, Bakunawa, Beten, Xquic, Bendis, Tanit, Phoebe, Madonna Oriente, Men, Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, Mayari, Mawu, Tilion, Bahloo, Menae, Ay Dede, Almaqah, Aglibol, Olapa, Sarpanit, Phul, Yarikh, Ay Tanr, Abaangui, Wadd, Kueyen, Selardi, Ayyur, Kuu, Amm, Achuguayo, Kaskuh, Zislbog, Yohaulticetl, Gleti, Silewe Nazarate, Ilargi, Kusuh, Juthrbog, Ta'lab, Napir. Excerpt: Hecate or Hekate (ancient Greek, Hekat, pronounced UK: , US: , in Shakespeare English pronunciation: ) is a chthonic Greco-Roman goddess associated with magic, witchcraft, necromancy, and crossroads. She is attested in poetry as early as Hesiod's Theogony. An inscription from late archaic Miletus naming her as a protector of entrances is also testimony to her presence in archaic Greek religion. Regarding the nature of her cult, it has been remarked, "she is more at home on the fringes than in the center of Greek polytheism. Intrinsically ambivalent and polymorphous, she straddles conventional boundaries and eludes definition." She has been associated with childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, magic, lunar lore, torches and dogs. Hecate may have originated among the Carians of Anatolia, where children were often given variants of her name. William Berg observes, "Since children are not called after spooks, it is safe to assume that Carian theophoric names involvi...