From the Egyptian goddess of childbirth, Heqet. has been suggested, but evidence for this is lacking. This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. Arthur Golding's 1567 translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses refers to "triple Hecat" and this spelling without the final E later appears in plays of the Elizabethan-Jacobean period.