Myth 101 – Hekate in battle

Sep 22nd, 2011 by Safron Rossi Ph.D. in Myth 101

This frieze is from the temple of Zeus and Athena at Pergamon, currently housed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The scene of Hekate using a torch in the battle of the Gods and Goddesses with the Serpent-Footed Giants that were born of Gaia  is described in Apollodorus (The Library) 1.6

Hekate fighting a giant

Thank you to Richard Buchen for sharing this image!

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