This illustration by Igor Olejnikov, has the most interesting symbolism that carries the most important functions of the witch archetype - transformation, raising and sending energy and illumination/insight/psychism/seeing in the "dark".
"Asteria ~ Greek Goddess of the Stars" original painting by Emily Balivet, Asteria is the Titan goddess of prophetic dreams, astrology and necromancy. She is also the mother of Hecate. ~The Goddess Principia~
Hecate, Greek goddess of the three paths, guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born -- once a widely revered and influential goddess, the reputation of Hecate has been tarnished over the centuries.
In ancient Roman mythology, Salacia was a Goddess of the Sea, worshiped as the Goddess of salt water who presided over the depths of the ocean. She was the wife and queen of Neptune, God of the sea and water.
In the esoteric tradition the Orphic Egg represents the soul of the philosopher, the serpent symbolizing the Mysteries. The egg signifies the Cosmos as encircled by the fiery Creative Spirit. The egg,.