It's Cernunnos day

Nehustan

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Well today it seems is Cernunnos day, a day to celebrate the God of Wild things and the Forest.
So raise your glasses to this deity and say after me.

Update Lezzers - God Bless them
While being a monotheist who professes his belief by via negativa, I have a long standing interest in the green man, be that surrounding Parcival, Herne, Pan, Robin Goodfellow/Puck, or in more recent years Al Khadir...

(edited to add, I only just realised the irony of posting this on an army forum!)
 
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While being a monotheist who professes his belief by via negativa, I have a long standing interest in the green man, be that surrounding Parcival, Herne, Pan, Robin Goodfellow/Puck, or in more recent years Al Khadir...

(edited to add, I only just realised the irony of posting this on an army forum!)
Then pay a visit to Roslin Chapel which, in spite of being Christian, has the largest number of Green Man carvings on a single building in Europe...
 
#4
Well today it seems is Cernunnos day, a day to celebrate the God of Wild things and the Forest.
So raise your glasses to this deity and say after me.

Update Lezzers - God Bless them


This is he.................... allegedly. Bit of a scruff really, looks nothing like the real one at all. How on earth would he get the pickelhaube to fit.

Too many unanswered questions = must be a Cernunnos walt!
 

Nehustan

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I've read a fair bit of what there is on Rosslyn, the Sinclairs, the Templar fleet, Templars in America etc. In fact last time I was in Edinburgh I actually stood under a sign with Rosslyn on it and thought, I should go really.
 
#8
Cernunnous is/was a local deity and the only known picture of him from the Celtic era is on The Gundestrup Cauldron



the Romans had a habit of taking their dieties and overlaying them with the local ones for ease of transition which is why he has so many names. The Green Man or Herne are separate entities entirely and it is the fluffy Pagans that have lumped the lot with one deity.
 
#10
Rosslyn is interesting, however when I went a few years ago it was a small fortune to get in, and the outside was swathed in scaffolding and tin to prevent unpaying eyes seeing it. There were maybe 15 coaches in the car park and a solid crocodile of tourists being sheparded through.. Not a spiritual experience!
Also.. if you knew the location of a infinitely valuable Templar treasure in the floor of a chapel that you own, wouldnt you be there with a pick, digging it up?
 

Nehustan

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The Green Man or Herne are separate entities entirely and it is the fluffy Pagans that have lumped the lot with one deity.
I think you might find people were doing it long before the fluffy pagans...

'the squatting Celtic god Cernunnos, who survives in Shakespeare as "Herne the Hunter," and whose attributes were acquired by St. Kentigern...'

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1928-29, 63, pp.196-213.
 
#12
Is this the NAAFI bar, or have I just stumbled into a scene from the Da Vinci Code?

msr
 
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Cernunnous is/was a local deity and the only known picture of him from the Celtic era is on The Gundestrup Cauldron



the Romans had a habit of taking their dieties and overlaying them with the local ones for ease of transition which is why he has so many names. The Green Man or Herne are separate entities entirely and it is the fluffy Pagans that have lumped the lot with one deity.
Something the Catholic Church was'nt particularly shy about doing either; thus Samhain became first All Hallows Eve and later Halloween. And the Germanics/Norse enjoyed the festival of Yule for centuries before it was renamed Christmas.
 
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Rosslyn is interesting, however when I went a few years ago it was a small fortune to get in, and the outside was swathed in scaffolding and tin to prevent unpaying eyes seeing it. There were maybe 15 coaches in the car park and a solid crocodile of tourists being sheparded through.. Not a spiritual experience!
Also.. if you knew the location of a infinitely valuable Templar treasure in the floor of a chapel that you own, wouldnt you be there with a pick, digging it up?
For fcuk's sake - OpSec! It will take me at least a week to dig out the Holy Grail.
 
#16
Christianity = Make it up as you go along. Most of what modern Christians celebrate/believe in has been borrowed from elsewhere in order to appease the locals (Christmas, Easter, St George and the Dragon etc etc etc) and most of the rest invented by successive Popes etc. The Roman catholics are the most prolific make it up as you go along crowd. They wont have female priests yet there have been female Popes. They dont agree with homosexuality and yet Im pretty certain there have been Homo Popes. They even had a Zombie Pope at one point (well not exactly a zombie, just a dead Pope really). There have been Popes with children, which is kind of hard to reconcile with celibacy. I could go on but I am boring myself and sounding anti-catholic, which I am not (at least not any more than I am anti any other denomination).

I may start a Campaign for Real Religion - a bit like CAMRA did for a return to proper beer.
 
#17
Ahh I had forgotten about this thread. An update is a must
 
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Also.. if you knew the location of a infinitely valuable Templar treasure in the floor of a chapel that you own, wouldnt you be there with a pick, digging it up?
What makes you think we...I mean they...yes they haven't.

Quick fetch me my cloak, shield and mace. someone else is on to us...
 
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Something the Catholic Church was'nt particularly shy about doing either; thus Samhain became first All Hallows Eve and later Halloween. And the Germanics/Norse enjoyed the festival of Yule for centuries before it was renamed Christmas.

Easter comes from the pagan festival Ostara, when they celebrated the return of fertility to the earth, hence the eggs and rabbits symbolic of Easter!
 
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