Cernnunos





Cernnunos "The Horned One" is a Celtic god of lust, fertility, life, animals, vegetation, wealth, and the underworld. He is depicted with a beard, wild shaggy hair and the antlers of a stag in rut. He is, after all, the lord and protector of the forest.

Sometimes he carries a purse filled with coin. Hes born at the winter solstice, marries the goddess at Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation.

He was known to the Druids as Hu Gadarn the god of the underworld and astral planes. The consort of the great goddess; often accompanied by a ram-headed serpent and a stag.

In some traditions, he is seen as a god of death and dying, and takes time to comfort the dead by singing to them on their way to the spirit world.
 
 
 
 

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