Standing proudly in the forest, Herne, God of the Hunt looks around, a short bow in his right hand, a hunting horn in his left. He wears only a fur wrapped around his waist to protect his modesty. A red snake slithers around his neck below his shoulder-length hair, and large antlers emerge from his head. At his feet, a wolf prowls, ready to join the hunt, while a faun sits and looks unafraid. Here he stands as protector, taking on the more protectorate role. Standing at around 30cm, he would make a fine addition to your altar or home.
Herne the Hunter
From English lore Herne originated in Windsor, whereby tales see him roam the woods and is said to be a ghost of a former Windsor Forest keeper during the time of King Henry the VII, who haunts a particular oak tree at midnight in the winter time. Familiarised into English culture by Shakespeare in his tale of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. Some link him to the Northern European Gaulish God; Cernunnos, however Herne was portrayed as tormentor of creatures, whereas Cernunnos was protector - the similarities being the horns upon their heads. There are also some that link Herne with Odin, in his guise as Wotan, the Head of the Hunt and one who collected souls of the dead for his army. Like other horned deities, Herne is a popular figure among folk revivalists and neopagan movements, particularly those based in England. How do you view Herne the Hunter?!
Comes in a gift box, the statue measures approximately 30cm and is quite substantial. Madd from cast resin with bronze finish, this has been painstakingly hand painted to produce the finest of detailing. Would make a great gift for those interested in English Lore and folk tales or pagan worship.