[Editor's note: I have adapted this invocation
to the Reformed Druid's Horned God - Dalon ap Landu...from
the original Cernunnos name...]
Hear ye the words of Cernunnos, the voice of the Horned One,
He whose names are un-numbered:
I am the wild hunter of the forest deep,
And I am the fire upon the hill,
And I am the sower of the seed,
And the tiller of the soil of the earth.
And I am the golden warrior whose arrows are the shafts from
The thunder is my hoof fall;
The wilderness is my shrine.
I wield the oaken staff,
The elements at my call.
By day I am the sun, by night I ride upon the wild winds.
I am a stag, a tree and mountain.
My seed works within the earth's dark womb,
For I am the Horned One; Sire of the Universe.
In the wilderness doth my spirit dwell,
And all wildlings and fugitives of oppression are cherished
within my heart.
To such as thee, my hidden children
I am provider and protector.
For all things wild and free are in my keeping.
And all things of beauty and freedom and love delight me.
Swiftly I come to merriment and laughter, for these are my
For I am the Lord of all life.
Yet also I have a dark face,
For I am Death.
The Reaper of Souls.
And terrible is this my dark face to those who know not the
Yet to my hidden children, who know and love my spirit,
My dark face is also sweet
For tis the face of deep and hidden wisdom.
For I am the giver of knowledge,
Life and death are mine to give.
From death thou shalt be reborn, unto new life and love.
Therefore seek my spirit and know me,
Bright and dark .
Then shalt thou know my mystery.
For I am the Ancient One:
My faces outnumber the stars.
I am the Horned One of un-numbered names,
I am the gentle and the fierce.
I am Cernunnos, the Ancient One,
Lord and Sire of the Universe!
~~ Source Unknown ~~
Image contributed by Thomas Butler