Friday, June 7, 2013

The Many Faces of the God



The Many Faces of the God

            Like the Goddess, the God is often personified with a name and an image. For example, Greeks referred to their male deity as Pan. Pan was the half-man and half-god. He was called upon to make the land fertile and to help with the flocks.
            In England, the God is known as the Green Man or ‘Jack-in-the-Green’. The Green Man often has horns and wears a mash of oak leaves. He represents all of the spirits in the forest’s trees and plants. He is responsible for bringing rain to create life.
            Romans and Celts worshipped Cernunnos, the male horned god. His image is a man with serpent legs and the head of a bull. Like the Wiccan god, he represented fertility and rules the hunt.