CHARGE OF THE HORNED GOD
Listen to the words of the Horned God, who of old was called Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Cernunnos, Herne, Lugh and by many other names:
“I am the fleet deer in the forest, I am the beach which receives the waves, I am the sun which warms the earth. I am the Lord of the Spiral Dance of Life, Death and Rebirth, the Gentle Reaper, the Winter Stag and the Spring Fawn.
All things are of me, for I am of the Goddess, opposite, yet not opposing. I bring forth from the womb that is a tomb, for I am the seed which fertilizes. I am abundant Life, for I am the grain that grows. I am death, witness the harvest in the Fall. And I am rebirth after darkness, for I am the seed that springs forth anew.”
“I am Fertility, the Spreader of Life, and I am the Lord of Death, which adds value to life.”
“I am the Guardian of the Gate Between Life and Death. I am the King of the Underworld, where no living being may venture, but I am also the King of Rebirth, who makes of the tomb, a womb.”
“I bring love and strength, peace and passion, hope and joy, for I am the Gentle Lover in the night.”
“I am the herald All that comes from the Great Mother, the Divine Star Goddess, who is Mother of us all.”