Stag Art Cernunnos
- 9 x 12 inch Original Etching on Copper Plate – printed on Rives BFK archival paper.
- Available in Giclée Prints in 5×7, 8.5×11, and 16×20 inches matted in Blue and Green only.
- Original Etchings in 16×20 inch and 18×24 inches are available in Blue and Green, Sepia and Custom colors
- For Original Etchings only: If you would like different choices of Mat Color, Paper Color, and Ink combinations – Please chose the “Custom” option in color and message me and I can work with you to create your vision
- Cernunnos is apart of my Celtic Mythology Series
Cernunnos the Stag is the Protector of Wild Animals. Firstly, this great mythological god is said to be able to influence the winds & rains that refresh and water the wood & field, valley and heath, keeping them verdant & life-engendering. Moreover, Cernunnos is the Guide of the Dead. He walks between the worlds.
In Gallo-Roman religion, Cernunnos is a deity depicting with antlers, seated cross-legged, and is associates with stags. In Gaulish the name Cernunnos has roots in the word karnon which means “horn” or “antler”. Believing to have originally been a Celtic deity, we can find over 50 examples associating with him. Specifically in the north-eastern region of what ancient Romans call Gaul. In addition, He associates with the Wiccan Horned God.
Lastly, some see the qualities of Cernunnos subsumed into the life of Saint Ciarán of Saighir, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. As his hagiography goes, building his first tiny cell, his first disciple and monk is God tames a boar. Subsequently, this is following by a fox, a badger, a wolf and a stag.
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