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Anthesteria 16

posted 13th Jul 2020, 11:32 PM

Anthesteria 16
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13th Jul 2020, 11:32 PM


The incantation that Hekate is chanting really goes like this:

Go away strix, you night-wandering one;
go away from the people,
you bird whose name is not to be mentioned.
Go away upon swift ships.

It was recorded by the first-century BCE author Verrius Flaccus. I took away the word strix (a female ghost who attacks women and children) since I don’t want to confuse the reader with too many ancient Greek words (though I must admit I love throwing them around).

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