Faces of the Horned God: Cernunnos

Though much about the historical Cernunnos is likely lost to history, his presence today is certainly not in doubt. He has become a vital component of the modern Horned God myth, and a deity important to Druids, Witches, and all sorts of other Pagans. [Read more…]

Armchair Paganism

Pagan faiths are generally about what we do, and not what we think. Paganism without practice is “Armchair Paganism” and I don’t think that’s really the point of it all. [Read more…]

The Horned God: Not As Old As You Think

History is full of horned and antlered gods, but a “Horned God?” That’s a modern thing, not an ancient one. [Read more…]

Why I Call Myself a Polytheist

I’ve always thought of myself as a practitioner of Wicca and a polytheist. I think deity is real and that it can and does interact with us. [Read more…]

The Charge of the God

Revealed now are the words of the Great God, or at least how one person sees him. I’ve been reciting this version of The Charge of the God for the last fourteen years, I thought it was about time I share it on Raise the Horns. [Read more…]

The Strange Triumph of Cernunnos over Pan

If you’ve ever read the book Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton you are probably familiar with a chapter in it called “Finding a God.” Hutton’s argument there is that the Horned God became “the god” of Modern Paganism due to the popularity of the Greek God Pan with early 19th Century English Poets. [Read More…]