Day the Nineteenth: What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling? The quality I admire the most is definitely his strength of self. A lot has happened to him since he hung himself, and I admire how he has taken… Continue reading Day Nineteen: Admirable Qualities
Day the Seventeenth: How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons? I’ve never really asked, however intuition tells me he’s one of “the boys”. He is who he is, he lends an ear to those who need it, can be a sounding board when required. He’s respected by others as much as… Continue reading Day Seventeen : Relating to Others
Day the sixteenth: 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 true to that time. For those who see him as Celtic (I don’t, I see him as a Brit) he is true to that pantheon of… Continue reading Day Sixteen – Representing their Pantheon
Day the Fifteenth: 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.
Day the fourteenth: Has worship of this deity changed in modern times? I’ve looked in books and online, and there is little that I can find of traditional ways to honour Herne. All I can go off is my personal ways of honouring him, and what I’ve read from other people’s blogs in honouring him.… Continue reading Day Fourteen: Modern Day Worship
Day the Thirteenth: What modern cultural issues are closest to this deity’s heart? Land conservation. Being that one aspect of who he is is the Lord of the Forests, most notably Windsor Forest, the world needs to be green. I read about the awful things Australia’s current pathetic excuse for a Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is… Continue reading Day Thirteen: Modern Cultural Issues
Day the Twelfth: Places associated with Herne and their worship. The most notable is Windsor Forest. It was there that he hunted, and in death lead his Wild Hunt. Damh the Bard wrote a beautiful post about his own journey into Herne’s forest here. For those of us wanting to reach out to him, go… Continue reading Day the Twelfth: Places associated with Herne
Day the Eleventh: Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity. The Horn Dance. I first read about the Horn Dance in Eric Fitch’s book, In Search of Herne the Hunter, mentions a local festival which he believes is “a living echo” of an earlier time. In A Staffordshire village there is still enacted a ritual… Continue reading Day the Eleventh: Festivals, days, and times sacred to Herne.