In the cosmological scheme described in the Chaldean Oracles, Hekate is referred to as the “flower of fire” (“rose of fire” in some translations) in Her role as the Cosmic Soul:
“…from there, a lightning-bolt, sweeping along, obscures the flower of fire as it leaps into the hollows of the worlds. For from there, all things begin to extend wonderful rays down below.” (Fragment 34)
“For implacable thunders leap from him and the lightning-receiving womb of the shining ray of Hekate, who is generated from the Father . From him leap the girdling flower of fire and the powerful breath (situated) beyond the fiery poles.” (Fragment 35) 34
Hekate is again called the “flower of fire” (fragments 37 and 42) 35
This most compelling image of Hekate refers at once to both her fiery nature and her divine feminine being. In the form of a flower, the fire of Hekate is life-giving and ever unfolding and creating the cosmos.
34 Majercik, R. trans. 2013, The Chaldean Oracles: Text, Translation and Commentary. UK: Prometheus Trust, pg 61.
35 Majercik, R. trans. 2013, The Chaldean Oracles: Text, Translation and Commentary. UK: Prometheus Trust, pg 63 and 65.
The Symbols of the Goddess Hekate