Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gods And Goddeses: Cernunnos

Cernunnos is the Celtic god with horns of a stag, often associated with animals and is thought to be a god of fertility. What is truly known about him is that he is a Celtic god that had nothing written down about him, so later people have given him the name of Cornunnos to refer to him, meaning "Horned One". His worship is also known to be widespread across Europe.

He is typically portrayed with a man with long hair and a beard, wearing a torc and often seated and cross-legged. Most depictions is with animals, especially with the stag, which has lead him to be referred to as The Lord of the Animals., The Lord of the Hunt, The Stag Lord, The Horned God of the Hunt and The Lord of the Forest.

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