kernunos

Patron God: Cernunnos        Art By WIP “Lord of the Wilds.”

Cernunnos is the title of an ancient and forgotten God, the title Cernunnos translates roughtly to “The Stagged Horned God”. The Horned God is popularly believed to be a Celtic Deity when in fact he’s really a Welsh and Gaulish deity. He has been associated with Herne The Hunter (British) and Pan (Greek) and while those are also horned and nature affiliated, Cernunnos is first and foremost the god of the Underworld, then animals and the hunt, The Greek Pan is a Fertility god and of The Dance, he is also the Guardian of The Forest, And Herne is the god of animals and savage beasts. All 3 of these Horned gods have the 2 things in common that they are connected to nature and that they’re horned, yet there personalities are completely distinct for example Pan is chippery and virile while Cernunnos is rather Calm and Mellow. In modern day Neo-Paganism they’re broken The Horned God into 3 perspectives, the Oak King and the Holly King. The Oak king is his first halve as a young god at his strongest during the year from the time the Sun is out during most of the day to the time the days become and are darker most of the days and The Holly King claims his throne.

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Kernunos / Cernunnos [kernunɔs] est lié aux divinités Esus (la terre) et Taranis (le ciel), dont il reprend un certain nombre d'aspects. C'est une divinité archaïque antérieure à l'apparition des Celtes.
Au Ier siècle avant notre ère, un être anthropomorphe en pose accroupie, un torque autour du cou et le crâne coiffé d’une ramure aux nombreux andouillers, a été représenté sur l’une des plaques qui composent le chaudron en argent de Gundestrup, découvert dans une tourbière du Jutland, au Danemark.
Ce personnage porte un autre torque dans la main droite, et de la gauche tient le cou d’un serpent à tête de bélier. Un cerf et un taureau se tiennent immobiles à sa droite. Il était adoré comme dieu de la fécondité, de la végétation, lié au cycle de la lumière, des saisons et du cycle de la vie.
Il symbolise la fécondité, les rythmes de croissance et les renaissances. Il est aussi un dieu souterrain gouverneur des richesses de la Terre.
Grand cerf aux cornes d’or,
Maître de la vie et de la mort
Coureur des landes et des bois
Accepte nos offrandes
Roi de la forêt
Seigneur des chênes des ifs et des bouleaux
Divin hôte de nos halliers
Accorde nous tes bienfaits
Nous sommes fiers d’être tes enfants
Accorde nous tes bienfaits !
Tout comme au chêne et aux sangliers
Ô Maître de la Nature,
Guide tes fils au cœur pur
Vers la clairière qui les attend
Sous les trois rayons d’or du soleil invaincu
Au cœur ultime de la foret
Et accepte les offrandes de leurs mains !
Awen !

a-smol-wanderer  asked:

Is Cernunnos considered to be a Gaelic God? Or from some other region or is he spread out between many diffident Celtic sub-groups? I have been having trouble finding a good answer to this.

Cernunnos is Gaulish, which is a different geographical region entirely. Where Gaelic Celtic culture encompasses (to the best of my knowledge) Ireland, Scotland, and some of Britain, Gaul consists (/consisted) of mostly continental countries, e.g. modern day France, Switzerland, etc., east to Germany. (-Ish. It’s more of a diaspora, kinda complicated.)

Cernunnos is found in the continental Celtic countries of Gaul. He is not actually nearly as widespread as professed to be by most sources, since most sources have a strong New Age influence re: Wicca.

I’d recommend reading Serith’s paper on this, since it goes over the geography as well as actually analyzing the god himself, and perhaps looking up articles on JSTOR.

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