Last night, after the show, I finally managed to swallow my fear and took a journey to the underworld goddess who had visited me. I used the pathworking of the inimitable @ReyCuervo to first travel to Hecate, and asked her to guide me through the underworld.
Hecate led me through the darkness, her torch held aloft, creating elongated shadows which creeped along the cavern walls. We descended a staircase hewn into the rock, moving down into an even deeper blackness.
We came to a doorway, and Hecate gestured for me to enter. When I did, I found myself in a large chamber, in the centre of which was the goddess seated on a throne She turned her head to me and smiled. “Welcome back.” She bid me to approach, as she stood up and stepped off the dias.
As I walked closer, I could see she was naked, and quite beautiful. She was taller than me, maybe around six foot two or so, and parts of her body were covered in what appeared to be ash. She looked passed me to Hecate, who was standing back, just inside the doorway, and acknowledged her presence with a nod, which Hecate returned. “Thank you for bringing him.”
She turned her gaze back to me, and I could see her blazing eyes, full of hunger. There was a palpable current of sexuality in her presence. I asked her name, and she smirked. I then asked, “Are you Ereshikgal?” and her smile was wide, showing a mouthful of sharpened teeth.
“I am,” she said.
“What do you wish of me?”
“Oh, a little of this, and a little of that.”
“I don’t understand.”
*You will. You have caught our interest, and there are many eyes upon you. Use this to call me, so we can have a more…intimate meeting." She touched my forehead, and a symbol and word of power flowed into my mind, which I hurriedly scribbled down.
I nodded, and Hecate then led me back through the cavern to the opening. When I opened my eyes, I was lightheaded and had a headache, which lasted for while afterwards.
An intriguing encounter.