Hekate’s horde is her army of restless spirits and the unquiet dead. They are protectors, teachers and way-finders for our healing. Often misunderstood as enemies, they are nevertheless the fierce spirits that can be our most important spiritual guardians.
Hekate’s Horde has followed her throughout the centuries, enduring the same sort of vilification that she has. Phantoms, demons and the restless dead. This collection of outcast souls and reviled spirits is a blessing for her witches and bane for the uninitiated.
The midwife sighs. Another soul added to Hekate’s Horde. The poor woman, whose lifeless body lies on the bed before her has passed from this life without a husband. Hekate welcomes her home. She rises in power as a master guide for those women who walk a similar path of pain.
At the same moment, nearby, another young woman urgently locks the door. She quickly makes an offering to Hekate at the threshold shrine. This time she escaped those hellbent on destroying the innocent. Her unknown shadow spirit guardian smiles quietly knowing his mistress is safe.
Meanwhile, in a dark cave, a lone woman stirs the pot, uttering words no man dared speak. The apparition rises out of the pot, coming to rest at her mistresses’ feet. This creature evoked shall exact her revenge.
Hekate collects those souls who find no comfort elsewhere, but these members of her horde are often frightening and fierce to the uninitiated and the unwelcome.