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Keys


Hecate's association with keys is deeply symbolic, metaphorically speaking, representing her power to both lock and unlock. As a goddess of boundaries, crossroads, and transitions, Hecate's keys signify her authority over the gates between the worlds, her ability to grant access to hidden knowledge, and her role as a psychopomp guiding souls to the afterlife. Here's a closer look at both aspects:


Unlocking

Access to Mysteries and Knowledge: Hecate's keys symbolize the unlocking of secrets, mysteries, and esoteric wisdom. She holds the keys to the unseen realms and the mysteries of the occult, offering her followers access to profound knowledge and understanding.

Guidance and Enlightenment: By unlocking doors, Hecate provides guidance to those seeking enlightenment and spiritual growth. She opens the paths to new possibilities, personal transformation, and the exploration of the unknown.

Transition and Change: Hecate's ability to unlock doors also represents the initiation of change and the transition between life phases, dimensions, and states of being. She facilitates these transitions, guiding souls through the journey of life, death, and rebirth.



Locking

Protection and Warding: Conversely, Hecate's keys also symbolize her power to lock, offering protection and warding off negative influences. She can close the doors to harmful forces, safeguarding her followers and sacred spaces from intrusion.

Binding and Restriction: In some traditions, Hecate's ability to lock away is seen in her role in magical practices that involve binding or restricting negative energies or entities, preventing them from causing harm.

Guardianship of the Underworld: As a chthonic deity, Hecate's keys also imply her role as a guardian of the underworld, controlling the access to this realm and ensuring that the balance between the worlds is maintained.



Hecate's keys are powerful symbols of her dual role as a gatekeeper—she has the power to grant access to the hidden and the sacred and to protect against the unwelcome or dangerous. This duality underscores her nature as a goddess of transitions, capable of navigating and mediating the complex thresholds of existence.


Remember, stay present and mindful.

Rev. Renee Sosanna Olson

Torchbearer & Keybearer to the CoH

Founder of the Sanctuary of Hecate Brimo.

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