Hecate and Diana: the Triune Genetrix and Savior in the Mysteries
Along the path Hecate, who is Deity, when depicted as goddess of Death (lunar), she is yet the giver of Life (divine) greets. Hecate, the triple-headed — “Divine Mother,” MORNING STAR (Stella matutina) — QUEEN OF HEAVEN, the Immaculate Virgin Goddess, the MYSTERY. From whence comes the Immaculate Goddess. In another sense, conflated with Diana, she is called Diana Nemorensis, the Soteira (or Sospita) whose dignity stands above mortals and gods, having never been trammelled upon. She (Hecate, Queen of the World) is patron of Magic and the Mage, hence the source of Magic. She, the parthenogenetic creatrix, existing in overlaying threes (the TRIUNE Genetrix), gave birth to differentiation. The light of Man, twin of Apollo, Diana, HUNTRESS of All, they follow in facing the MYSTERIES OF life DIVINE and infernal DEATH on “the ROAD” to the path of error or to the path of truth, between day and night.
“The goddess received me with kindness, and, taking my right hand in hers, she addressed me with these words: Youth joined with drivers immortal, who hast come with the horses that bear thee, to our dwelling, hail! since no evil fate has bid thee come on this road (for it lies far outside the beaten track of men), but right and justice. ‘Tis necessary for thee to learn all things, both the abiding essence of persuasive truth, and men’s opinions in which rests no true belief. But nevertheless these things also thou shalt learn, since it is necessary to judge accurately the things that rest on opinion, passing all things carefully in review.”
— tr. Arthur Fairbanks, Parmenides, The First Philosophers of Greece, 1898, pg., 89.