Are Cernunnos and the Green Man the same? Modern paganism
For many modern pagans, the Green Man is used as a symbol of seasonal renewal and ecological awareness. In Wicca, the Green Man has often been used as a representation of the Horned God, a syncretic deity that incorporates aspects of, among others, the Celtic Cernunnos and the Greek Pan.
What is the horned god called? The horned god Cernunnos is one of the most easily identified & common figures in Celtic art. Cernunnos was perhaps the most important deity in the Celtic religion if we consider the frequency he is represented in ancient Celtic art from Ireland to Romania.
What does Cernunnos help with? With his mighty antlers, Cernunnos is a protector of the forest and master of the hunt. He is a god of vegetation and trees in his aspect as the Green Man, and a god of lust and fertility when connected with Pan, the Greek satyr.
Who is the Greek horned god? Pan was a Greek god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds and rustic music. The moon goddess, Selene, was also commonly described as “horned”, that is the crescent moon upon her head or shoulders. Depictions in Celtic cultures of figures with antlers are often identified as Cernunnos (“horned one” in Latin).