Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity? I don’t see anything that he does as mundane, so I’ll leave this post here and come back to it. How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins? Being that he began his journey as a man, he is… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Week Three
Day the Ninth: Common mistakes about this deity. Major one: He is not Cernunnos. Please stop saying that he is another facet of Cernunnos. They are not interchangable. Just like Athena and Diana are not the same Deity – they are individuals! [pause for Monty Python responce] Another facet of the Horned God, yes. Of… Continue reading Day the Ninth: Common mistakes about Herne.
Day the Eighth: Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.) He was local to London, to Berkshire, and to Windsor Forest. His reach extended out from there through story, through generations, and then through his comparison to Cernunnos. He certainly isn’t Cernunnos, as Cernunnos is as old as time. Herne was once a man.… Continue reading Day the Eighth: Variations and regional forms of Herne.
Day the Seventh: Names and epithets. ep·i·thet (ɛpɪˌθɛt) noun 1. any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality: “Richard the Lion-Hearted” is an epithet of Richard I. . Herne…the Hunter. I sometimes refer to him as Herne of Windsor. Depends on both our moods… Herne the Hunter… Continue reading Day the Seventh: Names and epithets.
Day the Sixth: Other related deities and entities associated with this deity. His association with Cernunnos is certainly his most popular association. Margaret Murray, in her book God of the Witches published in 1931, suggests that Herne is a localised version of Cernunnos. There isn’t a great deal of Herne’s influence outside of the Berkshire region… Continue reading 30 Days of Devotion – Day Six
Day the Fifth: Members of the family – genealogical connections. None from a historically accurate point of view. He’s told me that he had a wife and child, and that he was one of many children, I was somewhere in the middle and there were a few of us, but since he “began” as a localised… Continue reading Day the Fifth: Members of the family
Day the Fourth: A favourite myth or myths of this deity. My favourite is the ending of the story that many writers, and I guess myself when I wrote my short story, graze over. Once Herne died, other men of the hunting party were promoted to his role. With each promotion, their hunting abilities disappeared,… Continue reading Day the Fourth: A favourite myth 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.… Continue reading Day the Second: How did you become first aware of Herne?