He was the God of the Celtic Druids, know as Cernunnos the stag God, lord of the beasts however there is evidence for a world wide reverence of this
God which is very ancient and surprising. The stag god is often depicted surrounded by animals (being lord of the beasts), holding a snake which has
rams horns, he often has neck rings (known as torc to the Celts) and having antlers/horns on his head.
Above San Rafael Swell Utah rock art images, the stag God is shown holding a snake in left hand, surrounded by swimming animals, the snake has ram's
horns, the God has stag horns and is surrounded by ring objects, the top ring on the left is clearly a neck torc as the two end caps/balls can be
Image almost identical to one above but from Val Camonica are located in the Province of Brescia, Italy.
The God is seen with stag antlers, snake on left and ring on right arm.
Above the Celtic God Cernunnos as depicted and worshiped by the Druids, this image is from the Gundestrup Cauldron. The God is shown holding a Ram
horned snake in left hand, a ring torc around his neck and in right hand. He is surrounded by animals and is seated in an almost yogic pose with stag
horns on his head.
Above Shiva Pashupati (the god who would later evolve into the God Shiva) is seen seated in yogic pose, surrounded by wild animals, rings on arms,
horns on head. This image is from the Indus Valley Civilization.
Above image of cernunnos from the Pillar of the Boatmen France, shown with stunted stag horns and wearing neck ring
Above Cernunnos (France) He wears a torc at the neck and on the chest. Two snakes with ram heads encircle him at the waist. Two cavities at the top of
his head are where antlers were once inserted.
Another from France
"O Spectre of stags* of great knowledge, O Man whose sight is in visions of Ireland of many byred calms, God of requests beside me, O Stag*, hooves
sharp as swords to antler-points white-silver, pig* of the wilds fresh green terrible, fair cow* of red-speckled* ear-points, the trinity who do not
scrutinize, cow* and great pig* of keen sight, fierce stag* of divine possessions, glorious, free of the restraint of crowds, who sing together, have
advanced together to our harbour of complete attentions. O father of mine, pledged to his people forever, The veils are removed, by the source of
great wisdom keenly seen, upon song from out of the magical mists of prophecy. "
Above an Irish Druid prays to the stag god calling him "O father of mine".
Did the Celts travel allover the globe spreading this religion, were the Celts in America LONG before Christopher Columbus?
edit on 5-12-2013 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)