A Celtic Horned Mars

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A Celtic Horned Mars

Postby bolgios » 24 Feb 2014, 10:25

Bronze statuette of a Celtic horned Mars:

http://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2014/0 ... -marsares/

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Re: A Celtic Horned Mars

Postby Mannan » 10 May 2014, 18:43

The subject of horned figures is a fascinating one - so intriguing in fact that a lot of speculation has arisen from a limited number of artefacts. I'd go so far as to say a whole mythology has resulted, based mainly upon the following:

Pillar des Nautes/Boatmens' Pillar, France - the single reference to a horned 'Cernunnos'.
Gundesdrup cauldron - the 'horned shaman'.
The much older Star Carr 'head-dress'.
Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' ('Herne the Hunter')

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Re: A Celtic Horned Mars

Postby Welsh Mythology » 01 Feb 2015, 01:57

Not just these few, there are many more. Just in Britain alone there are a significant number of horned figures, male and female. Take a look at Anne Ross, Pagan Celtic Britain, she has a map in there showing how they appear all over the place but have a large concentration in the North West of England, South Western Scotland. This figure may not be a representation of the same god, so we can't say they're all Cernunnos. But considering what we find in the vernacular literatures and lore suggests there to be a common derivation to many such figures.
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