40 days until Hellboy Day - Hecate

40 days until Hellboy Day - Hecate

The Queen, Goddess, Boss, or just top of the rank of Witches, Hecate was born the child of a wolf, possibly created from shadows. Mother to Count Giurescu, possible friend to Rasputin, and enemy of Hellboy, Hecate shows up in more issues of the Hellboy series than any other antagonist.

Hecate had once lived with the Hyperboreans in Gorinium, and was friends with their King, Thoth. She used that trust to betray them, stealing his knowledge of angels and spreading it to the public. King Thoth cursed her to be half-snake for her treachery -revealing her “true nature” - and making her weak to the Sun. Still, her actions set the fall of the Hyperboreans and dooming its people. This lead to the events that gave Hellboy the Right Hand of Doom.

Hellboy and Hecate first met in the ‘90s, around the Giurescu incident, developing a quick adversarial relationship. Though Hecate was destroyed by sunlight, this would not be her final fate. Her spirit was saved by her vampire son, later to be combined with Ilsa Haupstein by Rasputin, leading to her rebirth. Hecate showed only disdain for Rasputin, however, destroying him with barely a thought.

Shortly thereafter, the soul-bound corpse of Haupstein was acquired by Igor Bromhead, rendering her powerless, and causing the end of him. Hecate knew she’d play a part in the end of the world, along with Hellboy, Edward Grey, and others, though it seems she didn’t know exactly to what end.



You can read all about Hecate in...

Hellboy
The Right Hand of Doom

Box Full of Evil

Conqueror Worm

Wake the Devil

The Third Wish

The Island

Into the Silent Sea

Darkness Calls

The Wild Hunt

The Storm and Fury

Hellboy in Hell

B.P.R.D.

The Black Goddess

The King of Fear

1947

Vampire

The Devil You Know

Other
Rise of the Black Flame

Witchfinder: City of the Dead

Film

Blood and Iron

 Six limited edition, Hellboy/B.P.R.D. themed beers to be released in time for Hellboy Day

Six limited edition, Hellboy/B.P.R.D. themed beers to be released in time for Hellboy Day

 41 days until Hellboy Day - Igor Bromhead

41 days until Hellboy Day - Igor Bromhead

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