30 Days of Devotion

Day the Second: How did you become first aware of Herne?

Day the Second: How did you become first aware of this deity?

I grew up in the suburb of Herne Hill in Victoria. One day at TAFE, which would be about 11 years ago now, I got bored. Google wasn’t around, so I typed “herne hill” into the best search engine around at the time…dogpile.

And there he was.

"Herne the Hunter" by Marc Potts
“Herne the Hunter” by Marc Potts

He was magnificent. He was what I had seen in dreams and visions when I closed my eyes. I was very new to the Craft at this stage, and I became infatuated with this image of him. I had to learn more about him, what little there was available online at the time.

My relationship with him wasn’t strong. It took us years to feel completely at ease with one another.

A print of this has been with me on my altar in all it’s various forms within all the places I’ve lived since 2003. It sits on my altar now.

This was the image that started it all. If it weren’t for growing up where I did, I don’t know if I would have ever found him.

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