Gargoyle Face garden plaque ~ cast iron Horn Nature Leaf Man Green God Cernunnos
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Let benevolent Cernunnous of the Celts add a mystical, architectural touch to your home or garden!
Gargoyles were first used as architecture accents and to scare away evil spirits in medieval times, mostly in cathedrals and castles.
The Horned God of ancient pagan, druidic, and neo-pagan belief represents vitality, the hunt, and fertility and possibly dates back to Paleolithic times. The horns represent his domain over the woodlands, his association with the bull and ram, symbolize the crescent moon, and represents the increase in all things and waxing fertility.He was worshipped by the Romans, Gauls, and Celts.
Other deities analogous to him are Herne the Hunter; Pan, the Greek god of the woodlands; Janus, the Roman god; Tammuz and Damuzi; Osiris, the Egyptian lord of the underworld; Dionysus, the Greek god of vegetation and the vine; and the Celtic god Esus. He is also seen as the sun, eternally hunting the moon across the sky, and has no association with the Devil.
Antiqued rust finish will be a decorative accent in any room in your home, or for your porch, patio or garden! His open mouth makes him perfect as a fountain spitter!
Plaque weighs a substantial 6 pounds, and measures 10 ½ inches high, 8 ¾ inches wide, and 2 ½ inches deep. Two pre-drilled holes make him easy to hang.