Ancient god of woodlands, virility, fertility, animals, wealth, sacrifice and guardian of the Gateway to the Otherworld. Cernunnos is depicted with the antlers of a stag, sometimes carrying a purse filled with coin. He is the lord of the animals and spirit of the woods. The Horned God is born at the winter solstice, marries the Goddess at Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates with the Goddess of the moon, Cerridwen, in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death and rebirth.