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How to pronounce Hecate

Postby kgwitch » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:12 pm

I've heard it pronounced a few different ways. I personally say 'Hec-a-tay'.
However I have also heard 'Hec-ar-tee' and 'Hec-et' used. What do you guys think?
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Postby Moon_Child » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:17 am

I say it the first way Hec-a-tay. There are a lot of words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently.
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Re: How to pronounce Hecate

Postby LaFiamma » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 pm

kgwitch wrote:I've heard it pronounced a few different ways. I personally say 'Hec-a-tay'.
However I have also heard 'Hec-ar-tee' and 'Hec-et' used. What do you guys think?


Heck'-uh-tay, I believe is the closest phonetic writing to the correct pronounciation without getting into fancy linguistic notations.

I have never heard of hec-ar-tee and can't even begin to imagine why anyone would put an "r" sound in there.

Heket/Heqet is the name of an Egyptian goddess.
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Postby kgwitch » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:25 am

Good, so I got it right then. It has been pronounced loads of different ways particularly in the media.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Probabaly the most accurate references to Hecate on tv. They pronounce it Hek - uh - tay so they got it right.

Charmed: Pronounce it Hek - ar - tee, but also turn her into a demonic man killer so I never took that one much into account. And they say they did research on modern day witchcraft for that show :roll:

Macbeth: I saw a production a while ago and they pronounced it Hek - et. Although she was a leader rather than a goddess.

Anyway, the media can be innacurate I know but it has such an influence now a days it can make you unsure of things yourself, you know?

Charmed made me the most angry, turning her into a demon! If it was any other religion's deity they'd be sued!

Anyway, I digress. Glad I've been pronouncing it right lol.
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Postby LaFiamma » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:43 am

kgwitch wrote:Charmed made me the most angry, turning her into a demon! If it was any other religion's deity they'd be sued!


Nah they wouldn't. People would grumble and complain, but I seriously doubt there would be a law suit.
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Postby Greek_Male_Witch » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:39 am

if you seek the greek way of pronouncing this name is He-ka-tee (the last is pronanounced like tea)
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Postby Greek_Male_Witch » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:41 am

As about Charmed,is a common mistake believing Hecate was a demon Goddess,but the truth is that Hecate wasn't evil,she was Goddess of the dead or Goddess of Underworld,people in ancient Greece were afraid of visiting graveyards at night because they were believed that Hekate made the corpses come alive and seeking flesh to eat,scary huh?
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Postby Kaliona Tanwen » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:40 am

I'm sure I once read somewhere about it sometimes being spelled Hexate, which may account for why some people pronounce it with the "ar" sound. But I can't remember where I picked that little snippet of information up. I have a dreadful memory.
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Postby Twisted_Pixie » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:56 pm

Oh Hecate!!! She is one of my favourite Goddesses =) I have her key to the underworld tattoo'd on my forearm ^_^
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Postby rainysoul » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:32 am

I always said it more like,

Heh-Kate. /shrug
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Re: charmed

Postby RuneGeek » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:37 pm

Greek_Witch wrote:Hecate wasn't evil,she was Goddess of the dead or Goddess of Underworld


Agreed. She was in fact one of the Titans in the older lore.
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Postby veronicarhiannon » Thu May 27, 2010 3:26 am

I have heard her name pronounced many ways. The Lady Hekate is my patroness she came to me in a new moon ritual. I did reasearch and found the h in her name is silent making it eh-ka-tay, I also call have called her by Heh-ka-tay either way she answers so I guess she doesn't care? And she is not an evil Goddess but she is strict.
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Postby ImperfectAngel » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 pm

Ok maybe I'm slow but I do not remember a demon on Charmed relating to Hecate/Hekate....and I know every episode by heart.

And personally i think Charmed is great as far as terminology, and related subjects of witchcraft but I think some people forget that it is just entertainment.....first and foremost. it's not a "Guide on how to be a witch"
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Postby ImperfectAngel » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:22 pm

Ok nevermind....I remember now...it's the wedding from hell one
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