What does Herne the Hunter symbolize? Lord Herne is the true name of the Horned King (also referred to as the Horned Man, the Hunter of Dark, and the Master of Winter) in Jane Yolen’s 1995 book The Wild Hunt. He represents “the dark, the night, the cold. He is chaos and anger and war.”
Who is the Celtic horned god? Cernunnos, (Celtic: “Horned One”) in Celtic religion, an archaic and powerful deity, widely worshipped as the “lord of wild things.” Cernunnos may have had a variety of names in different parts of the Celtic world, but his attributes were generally consistent.
What is the story of Herne the Hunter? Herne was a specter that haunted Windsor Forest of Berkshire—now called Windsor Great Park. He haunted a particular tree, called Herne’s Oak, and terrorized the wildlife that inhabited the wood. He was known by the rattling of chains and the ghostly moans that preceded him, as well as the giant antlers upon his head.
Who is the Norse horned god? Wotan, a horned god of Germanic origin, is thought to be a version of the Norse god Odin. Wotan was a god of the wild hunt, and may have even been believed to rule over wild animals. We’ll never know if all these gods were based on one or, as is more likely the case, their similarities are coincidental.