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Herne

(hĕr`nə), city (1994 pop. 180,540), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, a port on the Rhine-Herne Canal. It is an industrial center of the RuhrRuhr
, region, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany; a principal manufacturing center of Germany. The Ruhr lies along, and north of, the Ruhr River (145 mi/233 km long), which rises in the hills of central Germany and flows generally west to the
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 district, with foundries. Manufactures include textiles, chemicals, machinery, and beer. Since 1975 the city has included Wanne-Eickel (a neighboring port on the canal), which was formed in 1926 by merging Wanne (first mentioned A.D. 890) and Eickel (first mentioned 1150).
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Herne the Hunter, blowing his horn. Courtesy Fortean Picture Library.

Herne

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A modified form of Cernunnos, a Latin title meaning "the Horned One"—the ancient God of Hunting and of Animals. In some areas of England, Cernunnos has been shortened to Cerne and that, in turn, has become Herne. Herne the Hunter is a figure of the Old God said to dwell in Windsor Forest, in Berkshire, and to ride with his hounds on the night of the full moon. He also appears at times of national crisis. In the reign of Henry VIII, the Earl of Surrey reported encountering the spectral hunting party in Windsor Great Park. Herne is the name used for the Wiccan God by many covens, and equates with the Welsh deities Arawn and Gwyn.

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Herne

 

a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia; situated in the Ruhr. Port on the Rhine-Herne Canal. Population, 194,000 (1975). Herne produces coal, chemicals, electrical equipment and other machinery, glass, and garments.

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Herne

an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr on the Rhine-Herne Canal. Pop.: 172 870 (2003 est.)
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