There's a story that goes with this picture, too. My friend TJ sent it to me. She and her friend Holly were at an Obama rally in Raleigh and a woman in the crowd got sick. The picture shows Obama tossing his bottle of water to the woman's friends so that they could splash a bit on her face and give her a drink. He's like a long, cool drink of water on a hot day.
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 . . . ."