Category Archives: Animal Lore

Who Is the Horned God? A Journey from Ancient Deer Goddess Cult to Pop Culture

By Romany Reagan

The Horned God is a popular image today, from neo-pagan traditions to pop culture. But who is he? And is he really a he? Follow me down this rabbit hole, as I show the journey of the Horned God from ancient feminist Deer Goddess, to Cernunnosโ€”taking a detour by way of Shakespeare, Brothers Grimm, and Victorian Gothic fictionโ€”to a 20th century mock-historical Wiccan fantasy revival and 21st century pop icon.ย 

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Spectral Animals: Ghost Pets to Hellhounds

By Romany Reagan

“If the study of ghost belief lacks academic respectability, the study of belief in non-human ghosts is still more beyond the pale.” (Knox 262)

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