Herne the Hunter – The Horned god – Celtic Mythology

Herne the hunter and the Horned god from Celtic Mythology. In English folklore, Herne the Hunter is a ghost associated with Windsor Forest and Great Park in the English county of Berkshire. Herne is said to naturally have antlers upon his head, ride a horse, torment cattle, and rattle chains. The earliest mention of Herne comes from William Shakespeare’s 1597 play The Merry Wives of Windsor, there have been several later attempts to connect Herne to historical figures, pagan deities, or ancient archetypes. Various theories have been proposed to account for the origin of the character, none of which has been proved conclusive, and the source for many of the tales told of Herne remain unknown. Pal├Žolithic origins and relationship with the Celtic Cernunnos. In his 1929 book The History of th

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