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ML Maiden

HecateAncient witch queenElemental beforeThe fragile raising of manShe is a doorwayMidnight’s quickened willShe works from afarA sentient portal within Primeval mistress of ghosts And the dreaming liminal herbsHer art taught in shadowsAnd threshold ritesPropitiated with fleshWhere three roads meetThe triple formed watcher At the gates of birth and deathApportioned earth, depths and skyWith chthonic countenanceOf serpent twined oakAnd baying houndsAt the crossroadsOf time and spaceHonoured amongstAll the deathless godsWords © Michelle L Maiden 2011 (other than the last two lines, which are from Hesiod’s Theogony)Oil on paper - my first attempt ever at using oil paints!Print available here: www.etsy.com/listing/124609742/hecate-hand-signed-a4-print-of-myFor more of my art please visit: elementalotherworld.com

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