Please, I know everything.
― Hecate, Ep 49

Hecate is the Goddess of Witchcraft. She is the chief assistant to Hades at Underworld Corp, appearing to function as the director of operations. 

Appearance

Hecate is a goddess with light blue skin and black eyes with yellow sclera. She has black hair in a blunt cut with bangs.  

While on Olympus, Hecate wears black business suits and jackets. Her night attire appears to consist of a black, floor-length gown with large sleeves and a cutout at the back. 

When she is in the Mortal Realm, she wears black Greek robes, a thin golden headband, and golden armbands. She occasionally has a black veil falling from her headband.

History

Hecate lived in the Underworld long before Hades became its ruler. When Hades took over as ruler, Hecate became his chief assistant as well as his closest friend.

One year when Hecate took time off from work to study poisonous plants in the mortal realm she stayed with Demeter and became good friends with her daughter Persephone. One night a drunken Hades visited Hecate while she was with Demeter and tried to keep him from meeting Persephone, unaware that they had already gotten acquainted with each other.

Personality

Hecate is smart and sassy, quick to make any colleagues who step out of line feel small with a short retort. She can be quite blunt and is not afraid to tell it like it is. As a worker, she is quick and efficient, keeping things running perfectly in the Underworld as Hades' right-hand woman. Hecate has a love for chaos that she originally relished in before Hades became ruler of the Underworld and appears to thrill at the prospect of punishment and retribution. She is downright giddy when she assists Hades in the punishment of a tabloid reporter, and has a "punishment shirt" for employees who make mistakes. Hecate also has a caring side. Upon seeing the tabloid article featuring Hades and Persephone, she becomes deeply worried about the reputation of the young goddess. She later comforts Hades after Minthe blows up at him, and tells Minthe she wants to help her but that she makes it hard. Hecate is very materialistic above all else, as although she enjoys relishing in chaos she loves the “creature comforts” of the Underworld more.

Relationships

Hades

Hecate comforting Hades after Minthe's outburst.

Hecate works for Hades at Underworld Corp, appearing to function as his director of operations. Although Hades' outranks her, they have a casual relationship and she can often be seen bossing him around. Hecate also appears to be Hades' closest friend at work. She is able to understand and sympathize with him when he reveals his romantic feelings for Persephone, despite originally becoming enraged after hearing about her overnight stay at his home. She is also willing to assist him in punishing the paparazzi responsible for the tabloid article featuring Hades and Persephone. Despite Hecate appearing to avoid most of Hades and Minthe's usual arguments, she intervened during Minthe's intense abusive episode towards Hades. She then proceeded to berate Minthe for her actions, suspending her in the process. Afterward, she comforted Hades with a hug.

When questioned why he never tried pursuing Hecate romantically, Hades pointed out that just because two people share the same workplace, it doesn't necessarily indicate that they are compatible.

Persephone

Hecate with Demeter and Persephone in the mortal realm

Hecate tells Hades that she met Persephone during her time studying poisonous plants in the Mortal Realm, as she stayed with her and her mother Demeter. Ever since, the two have sent letters to each other. In one letter that Persephone sent to Hecate, she mentions that she misses her company very much and regrets that she had to cut her visit short. Now that Persephone is interning at Underworld Corp, the two of them remain friends and get along very well.

Minthe

Hecate is Minthe's superior. Minthe shows high respect, bordering on fear, for Hecate. She quickly gets her act together when prompted to by Hecate, and will begrudgingly do things if Hecate asks. Hecate is patient with Minthe and was willing to help her out in the past. However, after Minthe's outburst, Hecate finds Minthe's actions towards Hades deplorable and temporarily suspends her from her job. She tells Minthe that she wants to help her, but that Minthe makes it difficult. 

Thanatos

Although they appear to get along as coworkers, as Thanatos' superior, Hecate doesn't hesitate to knock him down a peg if he is out of line. She appears exasperated when he acts overly proud and conceited. She is smug when telling Thanatos that the woman he cut in front of at the train station happened to be the Goddess Persephone. Hecate later punishes Thanatos by making him wear the punishment t-shirt.

Alecto

Although only seen interacting once, it's likely the two get along. She was teasing Hecate for being a matchmaker. The two were looking at Persephone and Hades from a distance, commenting on how they looked like a married couple.

Powers Abilities

•Apparently she has some water manipulation or some kind of telekinesis.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Rachel Symthe has stated in a Q&A that if she could have any powers of any God, she would have Hecates'.
  • Hecate is older than Hades.[1]
  • Hecate is asexual & aromantic, as she has no interest in sexual or romantic relationships.[2]
  • According to the QnA 2018 (Webtoons), Hecate's favorite drink is short black.
  • She first appears in Episode 33.

References

  1. Rachel Smythe [@used_bandaid] (Aug 3, 2019). "Who’s older: Hades or Hecate, and by how much?" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. Rachel Smythe [@used_bandaid] (Feb 8, 2019). "Hecate is a non-sexual being who has no interest in romantic relationships." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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