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    Germanic Horned God?

    Does anyone equate Ingwe-Frea aka Yngvi-Freyr with the Celtic 'Horned God' Cern who is connected to masculine magic and fertility, whose visage probably influenced later Medeval depictions of Satan?

    I know that the Norse Freyr isnt usually linked to magic but when one considers that he fights the Fire Ettin Surtr in the Ragnarok with a pair of stag's antlers, could this be an echo from a time when he was visualised as a horned god?

    Also he is the (probably twin) brother to Freyja, who is most defintely identified as a goddess of witchcraft in the Norse tradition, and with his polar status of male virility and sexuality against her feminine attributes it may be that the idea of a 'male witch' (a wicca in Old English) has been conviently edited by the Christians who recorded the Eddas?

    The old German 'Trip to Brocken' tells of a man who witnessess on the moutaintop a ritual where female witches dance around 'the devil'. Could this be a possible (sexual) survivng heathen fertility rite linked to Freyr as the magical Horned God?

    Your thoughts on the subject, please.

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    I think it's very possible. Of all the European pagan cultures, Germanic and Celtic seem the most closely related, so symbolic influences between their fertility gods could very well have been the same.

    And many people, especially in rural areas, maintained old pagan traditions for centuries afterwards in one form or another, and Christians often associated them with witchcraft and devil worship.

    I think you may have something there.

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