Offerings to Hekate
By Ellen Lorenzi-Prince
of the Gate
is a guardian at the gate to the underworld. A fierce and implacable one. Though
in the underworld there is nothing to steal, and no one to protect.
the passage is guarded. The living must live their lives, the dead their deaths.
The passage is not built for commerce but for the single
pass by the guardianís teeth. Only
the fearless or the dead, for itís a rare living being that holds no horror of
ripping flesh. The dead? They have their own reasons for not braving the passage
more than once.
are times, though, when the guardian may be absent or appear to dream. These are
the nights of wandering souls. May be lost souls. Dangerous times, indeed.
guardian exists for all of our protection.