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General:

Hippokyon: Horse-dog, Mare Bitch
Taurodrakaina: Bull-Dragon, Bull Snake
Theroktonos: Beast-Slayer

Cattle:

Boopi: Cow-Eyed
Booporos: Ox-Herder
Boukolos: Ox-Herder
Taurokarenos: Bull-Headed
Tauromorphos: Bull-Formed
Tauropolos: Bull-Herder
Tauropos: Bull-Aspected

Deer:

Agallomenen elaphoisi: Rejoicing in Deer
Ellophonos: Fawn-Slayer
Elaphebolos: Shooter of Deer

Dogs:

Kynegetis: Leader of Dogs          
Kyno: Female Dog           
Kynokephalos: Dog-Headed
Kynolygmate: Who Howls Dog-like
Kyon Melaina: Black Dog
Philoskylax: Lover of Dogs
Skylakagetis: Leader of Dogs
Skylakitin: Lady of the Dogs

Horses:

Eurippa: Horse-Finder
Hippoprosopos: Horse-Faced

Lions:

Leaina: The Lioness
Leontouchos: Holding a Lion

Snakes (and dragons):

Drakaina: Serpent, Dragon
Ophioplokamos: Coiled with Snakes, With Snaky Curls.
Oroboros: Tail-Eating  
Pyridrakontozonos: Girt with Flaming Serpents
Speirodrakontozonos: Girt in Serpent Coils
Zonodrakontos: Covered in Snakes

Toads:

               Phroune:
Toad

Wolves:

               Lyko:
Wolf-formed

Much has been made of the story of Galinthas and the role
Hekate takes in accepting Galinthas as a polecat into her entourage. The
civet/mongoose-like polecat is certainly an animal that one can argue as being
one of Hekate’s creatures as a result of that story. BUT there are no epithets
that connect Hekate with that species in the way that the above are.

These use the same sources as the Epithet Project, meaning
some of these epithets are from the Hellenic Age and others are firmly
Hellenistic.

Image:

Magical Gem: Harpocrates, Hecate, Chnoubis, Ouroboros, Seven
Stars, CBd-129, 3rd c. CE, obsidian. From The Campbell Bonner
Magical Gems Database: http://www2.szepmuveszeti.hu/talismans/cbd/129?multiple_cond=and&description2=Hekate

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