Cernunnos


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Cernunnos

horned deity of fecundity, associated with snakes. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 58]
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Our early ancestors knew him as Cernunnos - a Celtic wild man of the woods, perhaps even Robin Hood.
Tom George likes a winner here and the trainer can strike with CERNUNNOS (3.50).
In classical mythology, the Titan Atlas was compelled to hold the sky on his shoulders, while in Celtic tradition, Cernunnos, the horned or antlered God, was the Lord of nature and the wild.
This 'Dianic cult' (named after the Roman goddess Diana) was centred on the worship of deities associated with fertility, including a 'Horned God' (often the Celtic Cernunnos) whom the witch hunters would wrongly brand the Devil.
VVWHAT Happens Now was matched at a low of 1.16 to make all in the 3m handicap chase but, despite keeping on gamely, the 7-2 chance couldn't hold the strong late run of fellow 7-2 shot Cernunnos. His win made it two victories from just three runners for the Tom George yard in the last fortnight and Cernunnos touched no bigger than 7.2.
Riding the J P McManusowned Cernunnos, the Meath man took a crashing fall at the final fence in the Betfred Summer Plate, shattering his humerus.
He is respected under Tom Scudamore, but preference lies instead with Tom George's Cernunnos (2.45) under regular partner Barry Geraghty.
The Gold Cup-winning jockey wasted no time in making it a double as he powered Portway Flyer home by seven lengths from Cernunnos in the Racing UK In HD Kempton Park Silver Bowl Handicap Chase.
Even so, he was hardly disgraced in finishing second to Cernunnos, who has since run honourably in good company at Kempton.
Some historians speculate that many pagans of pre-Christian Europe worshipped a Goddess and a horned, tailed hunting god, Cernunnos, both of whom are portrayed on cave wall paintings throughout Europe.
(1) In NHEJ in vertebrate cells, seven molecules playing pivotal role have been identified: Ku70, Ku86 (also known as Ku80), DNA-PKcs (DNAdependent protein kinase catalytic subunit), Artemis, XRCC4, DNA ligase IV (Lig4) and XRCC4-like factor (XLF, also known as Cernunnos).
On this cauldron the Celtic fertility god Cernunnos was portrayed, ornamented with a torque around his neck, another torque in his right hand and a serpent, given its length and distinctive neck ring most probably a grass snake, in his left hand.