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"Horned One" is a Celtic god of
fertility, life, animals, wealth, and the underworld. Cernunnos
is depicted with the antlers of a stag. The Horned God
is born at the winter solstice, marries the goddess at
Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates
with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death,
continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation.
Throughout the world
and many indigenous cultures, the “Stag
King” was revered as a symbol of fertility, potency,
and the sacred male force.
Like the Buffalo,
the deer also represents the great generosity of the
Medicine animals that offer themselves for food.
Among the Cherokee, Kanati, the Hunter is, with his wife
Selu (Corn Mother) the First people. Kanati’s symbol
is the Deer, and He often takes the form of a stag, and
punishes hunters who do not hunt with reverence and in
a sacred manner.
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