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Hecate Goddess Incense Recipe

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Hekate Hecate Incense RecipesHecate (or Hekate) is a Goddess of the Night, Moon, Magic and Female Mysteries. She was an important figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries. She heard Persephone scream when Hades abducted her to the underworld, and she accompanied Demeter in the search for her daughter.

In classical Greece, Hecate was a Goddess of the night roads, Crossroads and graves. She was also often accompanied by banshees, ghosts and hell-hounds and she even guards the gates to Hades in some myths. Because of this she is often seen holding torches in images and icons. Although she can be depicted with one face, she is often shown with three faces, sometimes even with the other faces as animals. There are actually four views represented here, but one is perpetually hidden. These three faces represent the directions of the crossroads, as well as the phases of the Moon.

Hecate looms large throughout the Ancient and Modern worlds as the Goddess of witchcraft and magic. Often she is depicted as a cunning sorceress and her name is found on many curse tablets.

An interesting offering to her by patrons and devotees consisted of sacrificial cakes with miniature little torches on them (just like our modern-day birthday cakes).

Here are some interesting recipes for incense to help with calling to Hecate.

From Scott Cunningham:

Sandalwood: 3 parts

Cypress: 2 parts

Spearmint or Peppermint: 1 part

From Keith Morgan:

Willow Bark: 3 parts

Bay Leaves: 2 parts

Musk Oil: 20ml per 8oz of above mixture

Honeysuckle Flowers: 1 part

Storax Resin: 1 part

Damiana Leaves: 3 parts

Myrrh Resin: 3 parts


1/2 tsp dried Bay leaves

1/2 tsp dried mint leaves

1/2 tsp dried Thyme

pinch of Myrrh resin

pinch of Frankincense resin

13 drops Cypress Oil

3 drops Camphor Oil

When making your Hecate incense, compound on a Monday, the day sacred to the Moon, and in the Hour of the Moon on that day. Hecate is often associated with the Moon. Make sure the Moon is Waxing to increase the positive power of your work.The Full Moon is best.Pound the ingredients together into a rough form or a good powder, depending upon your preference. Store the result in a dark jar, sealed tight. Store somewhere dry. To burn, sprinkle a small amount of your mixture onto ignited charcoal tablets.

Image: Hecate by Jane Estelle Trombley