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
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.
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. Theoi.com 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
Tragedy by Elise P. Garrison,
Panopaea: All-seeing, panorama: The name of a Nereid.
Traditionally an epithet of Eos. Though Eos and Hekate share the epithet saffron-cloaked, there is
no evidence that Hekate bore the name thus
Updated as well.