Sheehan, for me, personifies the Goddess Demeter. The mother who lost her child and wouldn't quit, wouldn't make nice with the other gods, wouldn't "just accept it" and go away until she got an answer. I admire her. I think she scares the crap out of George Bush, that big bully. Demeter got her answer in the end. I hope Ms. Sheehan does as well.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."