Cernunnos

Cernunnos, the Horned One, is a Celtic god, Lord of the Animals, a peaceful god of nature and fruitfulness. The Horned One reflects the seasons of the year in an annual cycle of life, death, rebirth. He is protector of animals and of hunting and harvest. His branching antlers symbolize the spreading treetops of the forest as well as his animal nature. Cernunnos reminds us to venture into the wilds; to seek out understanding through the natural world; acknowledge the processes of growth, bounty, transformation, decay, and rebirth. 

Cernunnos, the Horned One, is a Celtic god, Lord of the Animals, a peaceful god of nature and fruitfulness. The Horned One reflects the seasons of the year in an annual cycle of life, death, rebirth. He is protector of animals and of hunting and harvest. His branching antlers symbolize the spreading treetops of the forest as well as his animal nature. Cernunnos reminds us to venture into the wilds; to seek out understanding through the natural world; acknowledge the processes of growth, bounty, transformation, decay, and rebirth. 

I have based my Cernunnos tile on the famous Gundestrup cauldron found in Jutland, Denmark dating to the 1st century BC. He wears a torc, an ornate neck-ring used by the Celts to denote nobility. He is usually portrayed seated and cross-legged, in a position which some interpret as meditative or shamanistic. 

 

 My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday. 

Prices range from $30-50. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders.  

 

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