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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Albert HenrichsAlbert Henrichs

was a popular and ubiquitous goddess from the time of *Hesiod until late antiquity. Unknown in *Homer and harmless in Hesiod, she emerges by the 5th cent. as a sinister divine figure associated with magic and witchcraft, lunar lore and creatures of the night, dog sacrifices and illuminated cakes, as well as doorways and crossroads. Her name is the feminine equivalent of Hekatos, an obscure epithet of ... ...

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