Saturday, September 26, 2009
Cernunnos -Horned God
Cernunnos is the mysterius horned deity admirable by Iron age Celts across Europe until the end of the first century. Very little is known about Cernunnos except his name and his image, which appears on abundant rock carvings and other religious artifacts throughout Europe. He appears crowned with stag's antlers, generally seated in a attentive position, and is about consistently depicted with images of wild animals. His Celtic name is unknown, although he may be associated with Derg Corra, the early Celtic "Man in the Tree." He may aswell be related to the Celtic god Fionn (Finn MacCuill), who had a close affection with deer.