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  1. martinwall says:

    Re: Cernunnos
    Cernunnos may also be distantly commemorated in the Abbot’s Bromley Horn dance in Staffordshire each September. The annual ceremony takes place in the old tribal canton of the Cornovii tribe. Cornovii means "people of the horn". His animal consorts were the wolf, the rat, and the snake. The chief place of the tribe was the modern Wrekin hill Fort, originally Uricon, the hill seeming to the ancient folk analagous to the protuberance on a stag’s head from which the horn grows. Horn was an exceptionally useful commodity to pastoral peoples who did not manufacture pottery and its perpetual renewal reminded the people of the providence of "the good god". The Cornovii seem to have removed from the area by sea following the English intrusions and it is possibe that they went to Cornwall which they named for themselves, and to Kerneo in Brittany where the Breton scholar Jean Markale traced their migration from Great Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.

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