No, not the past tense of “eat”. That would be a silly thing to write about. Not that food doesn’t deserve to be written about, but I think you all know what food is and what it’s for.

ate (n.) IPA Pronunciation: ate
an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it.

…And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;

– Julius Caesar (III.i)

I love that line! Talk about violent words and thoughts. Totally bad-ass.