Who is this wild God who roams the forests, and who loves and protects the Goddess and all her children? He is called the God of the Wicca, Cernunnos, Pan, Herne, Dionysus and by many other names. He is the ancient God of fertility: the God of forest, flock and field and also of the hunt. He is Lord of Life and He gives life, He is also Lord of Death and Resurrection. He is the hunter and the hunted, he is the light and the darkness.
The first known representation of a Horned Deity is in the Caverne des Trois Freres in Ariege createdduring the Paleolithic period. The wall painting depicts a man wearing an animal skin with stag antlers on his head. The figure is thought to represent God incarnate performing a sacred dance of sympathetic magick to increase the number of animals for the tribe to hunt.
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