Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to King Lear, 1.1.110: "The mysteries of Hecat, and the night"


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Hecate originated as a household goddess in Greek mythology, and has a long history thereafter, but I believe that for Shakespeare she was a witch and a commander of other witches. See Macbeth, Act 3, Scene 5





Hecate, Goddess of Witchcraft
"Hecate" by Katlyn Breene