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    080 Hekate and Magic

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    In this episode, we discuss the myths, iconography, and cultic worship of Hekate, the goddess associated with magic, sorcery, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, crossroads, entrance-ways, ghosts, and necromancy; including her connections and/or syncretizations with Iphigenia, Artemis, Selene, the Fures, the Keres, the Semnai Theai, Empousa, Lamia, Circe, and Medea; and the “monstrous craft” of magikos in ancient Greece, including curse tablets, binding spells, love spells, potions, and amulets

    Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2018/09/080-hekate-and-magic.html

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    Ryan Stitt

    Ryan Stitt is the Host of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast. Ryan graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and History in 2011 and attended graduate school for Classics at the University of California-Los Angeles. Ryan currently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He coaches youth football in his spare time, and being originally from south-central Pennsylvania, he is a lifelong Philly sports fan. Ryan can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @greekhistorypod.