Epithets with little to no evidence of any variety that I’ve found thus far.


(the Mycenean button, which has become a symbol of Hekate in the modern world.)

Killer of Men
Antania: Enemy of Mankind
Bolos: of questionable meaning but possibly as Far-Thrower. Bolos variously
suggests an  earthy stone, but forms a
root word for the epithet Deer-shooting as well as the             word for catching fish. Bolos can imply taking possession
of something.
Chrysosandeimopichthonia: Supposedly means “Goddess of the Underworld Who
wears    Golden Sandals and Drinks
Blood”: No evidence that the epithet exists historically.
Drakaina: She-Snake: The Greek word for female dragon or serpent.
Eranne: Lovely
Helike: revolving, seems to get mistranslated as Willow: Helike was a polis on
the Gulf of    Corinth, and the name of a
star in the sky. There is no connection with Hekate. says the word for Willow was Itea.
Hersechthonia: Speaking from Below
Hipparete: Horse-speaker: The name of the wife of Alcibiades. No relation to
Kalkaea: Wearer of High Boots:  The word
seems to have no relation to boots of any sort.
Lochais: Midwife: I’ve thus far only found it referenced in blogs. The word
‘Lochai’ is found           in John
Scarborough’s Facets of Hellenic Life
but I have not had a chance to read the             book.

Mageus: One who Kneads, potentially has roots in the word ‘Magi.’
Meisopomenos: Laborer of the Moon
Moira: A Share, Fate:  Connections between
Hekate and the Moirae seem to be largely        speculative
with no firm historical evidence.
Oxythymia: Quick to Anger?: Aristarchus says that oxythymia are gallows trees.
See             Groaning Tears: Ethical and Dramatic Aspects of Suicide in Greek
by Elise P.       Garrison,
Brill Press.
Panopaea: All-seeing, panorama: The name of a Nereid.
Prothegetis: Leader
Rhododaktylos: Rosy-fingered:
Traditionally an epithet of Eos. Though Eos and Hekate      share the epithet saffron-cloaked, there is
no evidence that Hekate bore the name          thus
Tymborychos: Gravedigger

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