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Wild Hunt

by Luke Goaman-Dodson
The Wild Hunt is a supernatural force that sweeps across the land at night. The actual object of the Hunt varies from place to place. In some areas it searches for anything that might be unforunate enough to be in its path. Others say it hunts evildoers.

The leader of the Hunt also varies. In Celtic Britain it is usually led by Cernunnos, the horned god. In Wales it is led by Gwyn ap Nudd, and sometimes Bran. After the Anglo-Saxons had settled in England, Cernunnos became Herne the Hunter.

The Wild Hunt also appears in Teutonic myth, its leader being Woden or Odin.

Robert Graves. The White Goddess. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: New York, 1975


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