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Alex Teddy Cardenas

"Horned God" by Alex Teddy Cardenas

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Cernunnos or The Horned God is a deity worshipped by the iron age Celts all across Europe around the first century AD. He is, first and foremost, the god of fertility; in his "horned god" facet, he is depicted with male fertility symbols, like the antlers and the snake. But he is also the lord of the beasts and everything that grows in the forest, therefore, he is clearly related to the "Green Man" covered with leaves.

He is also the God of the Hunt. The stag was sacred to Celtic hunters, who believed it to represent the qualities of masculinity, vigilance, alertness, agression and potency, which one sees during the Stag's rutting season.

In Neopaganism, Cernunnos is refered to as the Sun God, son and consort to the Moon Goddes.




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8 Oct 201145 David
I want this as a tat!
8 Oct 201145 Dana
This is gorgeous!
23 Sep 2013:-) Daphne Krook
LOVE how you captured all he stands for SO well. BEAUTIFUL!!!
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'Horned God':
 • Created by: :-) Alex Teddy Cardenas
 • Copyright: ©Alex Teddy Cardenas. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Cernunnos, Horned, God, Celtic, Mythology, Man, Deers, Stag
 • Categories: Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc), European Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Watercolour
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2011-10-06 21:14:53
 • Submitted: 2011-09-28 16:34:32
 • Views: 3476
 • Resolution: 500x965

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