Skeleton Keys are most closely linked to Hecate, greek goddess of magic, witchcraft night, the moon, and ghosts. Essentially, all things transcendent and deeply magical. The ancient greek Orphic Hymn to Hekate underlines her role as the keeper of the key with the line “Unconquerable huntress hail! The world’s key-bearer never doom’d to fail.” Hecate is a fiercely protective goddess, and using a Skeleton Lock or Key (sometimes referred to as Hecate’s Key) is a way to safeguard her protective energy around yourself.
Skeleton Keys are also associated with Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth, home, and family. These associations speak to a Skeleton Key’s ability to protect you both in general (as Hestia protects those in their homes) and as you embark on literal or metaphorical journeys and passages.
Perfect for your Ancestor Altar if you are unable to obtain a real skull and want one.
Hand painted cold cast resin.