Eric Fitch In Search of Herne the Hunter

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'By far the best book which researches the existence of Herne the Hunter. Highly recommended' Touchwood Commences with an introduction to Herne?s story, the oak on which Herne hanged himself & its significance in history & mythology. Goes on to investigate antlers & their symbology in prehistoric religions, with a study of the horned god Cernunnos, the Wild Hunt & its associations with Woden, Herne & the Christian devil & a descriptive chapter on the tradition of dressing up as animals & the wearing & use of antlers in particular. Herne?s suicide & its connection with Woden & prehistoric sacrifice is covered, together with the most complete collection of Herne?s appearances, plus an investigation into the nature of his hauntings. Photographs, illustrations & diagrams enhance the text. The book also contains appendices covering the 19th century opera on the legend of Herne, Herne & his status in certain esoteric circles & Herne & Paganism/Wicca
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