The 5 Virtues & Community Guidelines

The Aims of the Covenant of Hekate (November, 2010)

  1. To establish an international society through which the history and mysteries of the Goddess Hekate, as the Cosmic World Soul, are studied, shared and experienced;
  2. For each member to strive towards fulfilling their full potential in all that they are and all that they aspire towards becoming.

As we have grown as a community whose membership is so wide ranging and diverse it has naturally become necessary to try and find a set of ideal which all members feel they can adhere to.

The Covenant of Hekate is a community of people who are united through our passion for the Goddess Hekate, by her many names, in her many forms and by her many faces.  We are not a spiritual, religious or magical tradition, instead we are a collaborative network through which information about both her historical and contemporary worship is shared. 

In 2013 members worked together as a community project and agreed a set of Virtues which it was felt were most closely associated with the Goddess Hekate. These virtues are:

■ Compassion
■ Courage
■ Temperance
■ Justice
■ Wisdom

The virtues chosen as it turned out were very similar to the Platonic Virtues of Antiquity, a set of ethics based upon the ideal state of being. As such the Five Virtues of Hekate lend themselves to being further developed and now form the basis for a Code of Ethics within the Covenant of Hekate which each member can contemplate, discuss and strive towards in their day to day lives and their interactions with other devotees, members of the wider community with which they are involved and even the Goddess herself.

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This beautiful prayer was created by one of our members in Italy, it can be used as a daily prayer towards manifesting these virtues in your own life.

Prayer of the 5-Virtues of Hekate

Sacred Goddess Hekate
help me to manifest Justice in my actions
Temperance in my soul
Courage in my choices
Wisdom in my words
Compassion towards all beings.

Shrine to the Goddess Hekate - Ancient Goddess of the Mysteries, with offerings of oak leaves and acorns. For the Sanctuary of Hekate Kleidouchos.

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