Hecate was associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the Moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs & poisonous plants, necromancy & sorcery. In the post-Christian writings of the Chaldean Oracles she was regarded with rulership over earth, sea & sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour, Mother of Angels & the Cosmic World Soul. One of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess & one who bestowed prosperity & daily blessings on the…
"You see, a witch has to have a familiar, some little animal like a cat or a toad. He helps her somehow. When the witch dies the familiar is suppose to die too, but sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, if it’s absorbed enough magic, it lives on."
swamp witch: she exists in the southern mud and cypress roots. she boils the blood of crocodiles and muskrats and her fingers are singed with swamp gas and moist wood fires. her god is the mist and the murk and the gloom trails from her like a bride’s train dipped in mud.
CITY WITCHES: growing magic gardens and hiding familiars in tiny lofts with strict no-pets leases, casting little spells to help them catch the train in time, to stay dry, to start the new year off with a bang. the stars may be harder to track through the smog, but they can hear the city’s heart beating under the wet pavement and neon, and it puts a new kind of power rushing through their fingertips