Hecate (ヘカーテ, Hekaate) is a recurring demon in the series, based on a goddess in Greek mythology.
- Shin Megami Tensei II: Maou Clan
- Shin Megami Tensei: if...: Maou Clan
- Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE: Tyrant Clan
- Devil Survivor: Tyrant Clan
Hecate or Hekat was a popular chthonian goddess possibly originating among the Carians of Anatolia, the region where most theophoric names invoking Hecate, such as Hecataeus or Hecatomnus, progenitor of Mausollus, are attested, and where Hecate remained a Great Goddess into historical times, at her unrivalled cult site in Lagina. While many researchers favor the idea that she has Anatolian origins, it has been argued that Hecate must have been a Greek goddess. The earliest inscription is found in late archaic Miletus, close to Caria, where Hecate is a protector of entrances.
She has been associated with childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, magic, lunar lore, torches and dogs. In Ptolemaic Alexandria and elsewhere during the Hellenistic period, she appears as a three-faced goddess associated with ghosts, witchcraft, and curses.
Shin Megami Tensei II
Hecate is a boss that can only be defeated if she is encountered in New Moon. Any other phase will make her get out of the room.
- Hecate is the only female demon in the series belonging to the largely male-exclusive Tyrant clan.