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Horned God

In Gods by PaganGreen

Horned God In contemporary Paganism and Witchcraft, the consort of the Goddess and representative of the male principle of the Supreme Deity. The Horned God is the lord of the woodlands, the hunt and animals. He also is the lord of life, death and the underworld. He is the sun to the Goddess’ Moon. The Horned God alternates with the …

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Herne the Hunter

In Gods, Mythology, Pagan Witches by PaganGreen

Herne the Hunter A spectral huntsman of English lore, often the leader of the Wild Hunt or the nocturnal processions of the dead. As leader of the Wild Hunt, Herne has lunar associations. His name is associated with another leader of the dead, Herlechin, or Harlequin, also associated with the Devil. Herne is portrayed wearing an antlered headdress. In modern …

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Hermetica

In Gods, Mythology by PaganGreen

Hermetica Forty-two sacred books of mystical wisdom attributed to the mythical Hermes Trismegistus, or “thrice great Hermes,” the combined Egyptian and Greek deities of Thoth and Hermes, respectively. The books, which date from somewhere between the third century b.c.e. and first century c.e., had an enormous impact on the development of Western occultism and magic. Many of the spells, rituals …

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Hermes Trismegistus

In Gods by PaganGreen

“The thrice greatest Hermes,” a mythological blend of the Egyptian god Thoth, who governed mystical wisdom, magic, writing and other disciplines, and was associated with healing; and the Greek god Hermes, the personification of universal wisdom and patron of magic, the swift, wing-footed messenger god who carried a magic wand, the caduceus. The ancient Greeks associated Hermes with Thoth so …

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Hermes

In Gods by PaganGreen

Hermes Greek messenger god, swift and cunning, portrayed with winged feet, wearing a winged helmet and carrying a caduceus, a serpent-entwined, magic wand that symbolizes spiritual illumination. Hermes also was a patron god of magic, using his caduceus to cast spells. As god of travelers, his image was erected at crossroads; he was charged with escorting the souls of the …

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Cernunnos The Horned God of the Celts

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Cernunnos The Horned God of the Celts, associated with the hunt and with fertility. He was sometimes portrayed with serpent’s legs, a man’s torso and the head of a bull or ram; or he was shown with stags or wearing stag Witches stirring up brew in cauldron (Abraham Saur, Ein Kurtze Treue Warning, 1582) 54 Cernunnos antlers. Cernunnos was ruler …