Herne the Hunter – From Ghoul to Godhead

Herne the Hunter – From Ghoul to Godhead

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 12th Mar 2018

In 1984 Mrs Mary Whitehouse attacked the Robin of Sherwood TV series for its Pagan elements. Writer Kip Carpenter had deliberately introduced the transgressive power of myth into his groundbreaking series with Herne the Hunter. From Shakespeare onwards Herne has been re-imagined as a vengeful spirit, the leader of “the wild hunt”, a shaman and the horned god of the greenwoods.

Historian Dr John Callow, author of Embracing the Darkness: a cultural history of witchcraft, explores the roots of Herne’s tale and how his legend has inspired generations of writers and artists to create a powerful figure for both the modern Pagan pantheon and the wider environmental movement.

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2018-03-12 2018-03-12 Europe/London Herne the Hunter – From Ghoul to Godhead Historian Dr John Callow explores the roots of Herne’s tale and how his legend has inspired generations of writers and artists to create a powerful figure for both the modern Pagan pantheon and the wider environmental movement. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/12/herne-the-hunter-from-ghoul-to-godhead-163499 Conway Hall,25 Red Lion Square,London,London

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