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"You who have power over the heavens, earth, and sea. Daughter of the Titan Perses. Protector of the wild places, goddess of the crossroads. Gatekeeper between the worlds. The son of Cronos honors you above all and shared his divine gifts with you. Grant us your protection and wisdom."
―Inscription on Hekate's statue[src]

Hekate was an Isu revered as a goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology. She associated with magic, ghosts, and necromancy and was often depicted as three-formed.

In a simulation created by Aletheia, Hekate resided in the realm of Elysium, which was ruled over by her friend Persephone.[1]

Biography

Mythology

In Greek mythology, Hekate was a daughter of the Titan Perses. She was revered even by Zeus.[2]

Simulated life

Sometime after 422 BCE, a simulation of Elysium was created by the Isu Aletheia in order to allow the Spartan misthios Kassandra to strengthen her connection with the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus. Inside this simulation, Kassandra and Hekate worked together to undermine the rule of Persephone, who was ostensibly the best-friend of Hekate. Hekate tasked Kassandra with collecting Persephone's journal from within Gaia's Underpass.[3]

Legacy and influence

During the 5th century BCE, a woman worshipped Hekate on the Greek island of Seriphos vocally enough for her to be known by the goddess.[4]

During the 1st century BCE, a statue of Hekate was located in the Shrine of Whispers, the base of the priestess Melitta's operations.[5]

Behind the scenes

In Assassin's Creed: Origins, Hekate is given the epithet 'The Hidden One', which is also what the names of the Egyptian deities Amun and Amunet translate as.

The statue depicting Hekate as a female trio is based on a 2nd or 3rd century AD Roman marble statue of the goddess, making its presence in Assassin's Creed: Origins anachronistic. The concept of such statues, called hekataia (singular hekataion, hekataeon, hecataion), has been known since 5th century BCE, according to the geographer Pausanias.

The mural depicting Hekate fighting with torches in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is based on a painting on an amphora from Late Classical period, depicting the Battle of the Giants and Gods.

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Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Fields of Elysium
  2. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Fields of ElysiumSudden and New
  4. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyHeart of Stone
  5. Assassin's Creed: OriginsOne Bad Apple

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