There are few legends about Her, and no fixed genealogy.
Some say that Hekate is the daughter of Erebus and Nyx, ageless Goddess of the night, while others believe that She is one of the Furies or the last surviving Titan except for Zeus.
It is only much later that She is represented as Crone.
In Mytilene on the eastern coast of the Aegean Sea, near what was Troy, there were Temples of Demeter, where the women would go to the annual festival of Eleusis to celebrate fertility Rites.
Later Hekate appears triple-formed, with three bodies standing back to back, probably so that she could look in all directions at once from the crossroads.
The poet Sappho (630 BCE) describes Hekate as a handmaiden of Aphrodite, “shining of gold”.
‘Hekate’ is the female equivalent of ‘Hekatos’, an obscure epithet of Apollo, with whom She is sometimes associated.
Hekate was worshipped as Goddess of abundance & eloquence, & She is still generous to those who recognize Her. Classically She was part of a group with Persephone and Demeter.But Hekate’s darker side has been gradually emphasized since the Fifth Century BCE, so that by Medieval times She was presented as little more than a parody of Her true self.Human perception of Hekate’s nature and role has shifted greatly, so this must be a partial description.A homoerotic love spell dating from the third century describes Her as “Mistress Ruler of all mankind, all-dreadful one, bursting out of the Earth” but today She is most often portrayed as a dark & evil manifestation who wanders in graveyards or haunts dark nights with terrifying hounds of hell.This distorted image comes from the twisted minds of those who fear Her power: Those sad souls who have lost their connection with the chthonic, who shun their own shadow, & fear what they do not understand. She brings abundance as well as storms and She has a key role in birth as well as death.