from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology An ancient fertility goddess who later became associated with Persephone as queen of Hades and protector of witches.
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- proper n. The goddess of the night and crossroads, usually associated with witchcraft and sorcery, as well as ghosts and childbirth. Said to reside in Hades.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, a goddess akin to Artemis, of Thracian origin, combining the attributions of Demeter or Ceres, Rhea, Cybele, Artemis or Diana, and Persephone or Proserpine, with whom, as a goddess of the infernal regions, she was to some extent identified, and in this character was represented as practising and teaching through her emissaries sorcery and witchcraft.
- n. The moon personified.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, a genus of Vermes.
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- n. (Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches
From Ancient Greek Ἑκάτη (Hekatē). (Wiktionary)