Cernunnos

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Cernunnos

horned deity of fecundity, associated with snakes. [Celtic Myth.: Parrinder, 58]
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Based on a series of books called The Chronicles of Prydain by Philadelphia writer Lloyd Alexander - who drew inspiration for his fantastical landscapes from the time he spent here during World War II - it told of a lowly assistant pig keeper called Taran whose dreams of becoming a brave warrior lead him into battle with John Hurt's Grim Reaper-like Horned King and his army of skeletal zombies.
The dastardly Horned King (voiced by John Hurt) kidnaps a pig called Hen Wen, which the leader believes will lead him to a magical artefact called The Black Cauldron with the power to create an army of the undead.
Searching for Hen Wen will not be easy, for Prydain is a land of many small kingdoms and many kings, who are now being threatened by The Horned King.