Fire, Horses, and Boys: The Visions of Hecate

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Among the images that would appear when the goddess Hecate was conjured with theurgy were, as I have mentioned before, fire and light, but there also would be images of horses and boys.

The boys were supposedly the souls who had died in a nefarious manner and were forced to accompany Hecate.

But what of the horses?

Is there a connection with the story of Phaeton? With Eros? With the myth of the charioteer in the Phaedrus?

 

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