Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Dark God

Was curious about the Dark God, the consort of the Dark Goddess so did a little searching. He is considered a celtic God associated with many things. In the animal kingdom he is associated with horned animals especially stags. Also associated with fertitily and material wealth. He is said to be guardian of the forest and protector of the animal tribes. He is the source of the deep natural wisdom. The representation of he masculine half of the creative energy of the universe.

Wiccans celebrate him at the Sabbats. Born in winter at Yule, impregnates the Goddess at Beltane then slowly fades and dies during fall to be reborn again at Yule.
Wiccans also believe that the horned God, as Lord of Death, is their "comforter and consoler" after death and before reincarnation. That he is the ruler of the Underworld or Summerland where the souls of the dead reside as they await rebirth.

Here are a song and some charges in praise of the Dark God.

The Song of Amergin

I am a stag of seven tines,
I am a wide flood on a plain,
I am a wind on the deep waters,
I am a shining tear of the sun,
I am a hawk on a cliff,
I am fair among flowers,
I am a god who sets the head afire with smoke.
I am a battle waging spear,
I am a salmon in the pool,
I am a hill of poetry,
I am a ruthless boar,
I am a threatening noise of the sea,
I am a wave of the sea,
Who but I knows the secrets of the unhewn dolmen ?

Here are 3 versions of the Charge of the Dark God.

Version I: The Charge of the Dark God

I am the fire within your heart - the yearning of your soul.
I am the hunter of knowledge and the seeker of the Holy Quest.
I - who stand in the Darkness of Light, am He whom you have called Death.
I - the consort and mate of She whom we adore, call forth to thee.
Heed My call, beloved ones, come unto Me and learn the secrets of death and peace.
I am the corn at harvest and the fruit on the trees. I am He who leads you
Scourge and flame, blade and blood - these are mine gifts to thee. Call unto Me in the forest wild and on hilltop bare and seek Me in the Darkness Bright.
I - who have been called Pan, Herne, Osiris and Hadespeak to thee in thy search.
Come dance and sing; come love and smile, for behold: This is my worship. You are my children and I am thy Father.
On swift night wings, it is I who lay you at the Mother's feet to be reborn and to return again.
Thou who thinks to know Me, know that I am the untamed wind, the fury of the storm and passion in your soul. Seek Me with courage, lest you be swept away in the seeking.
Seek with pride and humility, but see me best with love and strength, for this is my path, and I love not the weak and fearful.
Hear My call on long winter nights, and we shall stand together guarding Her Earth as she sleeps.

Version II: The Charge of the Dark God
Copyright by Christopher Hatton

Listen to the words of the Dark God,
Who was of old called Iakchos, Donn,
Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder,
And by many other names:

I am the shadow in the bright day;
I am the reminder of mortality at the height of living.
I am the neverending weil of Night
Where the Star Goddess dances.
I am te Death that must be so that Life may continue,
For Behold, Life is immortal because the living must die.

I am the strength that protects, that limits;
I am the power that says No, and No further, and That Is Enough.
I am the things that cannot be spoken of,
And I am the laughter at the edge of Death.

Come with me into the warm enfolding dark;
Feel my caresses in the hands,
In the Mouth,
In the Body of one you love,
And be transformed.

Gather in the moonless night and speak in unknown toungues;
The Dark Mother and I will listen.
Sing to us and cry out,
And the Power will be yours to wield.

Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark,
And I will smile,
But no kiss returns;
For my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.

Version III: The Charge of the Dark God
Copyright by Debi

Heed my voice which will come to you as the thunder on the wind for I am thy Lord of Darkness, The Dark God, the Stag Lord, Whisper my name: Cernunnos.

I am the sleeping dawn, the twilight, the dark of night that covers the Heavens above you and beckons the Star Goddess to shine.

I am the final end that comes so that life may flourish, Behold, I am Immortality; The living die and the Dead are soon reborn.

I can see your inner darkness; the dark side of the soul; The hearts desperate yearning.

Step into the Empire of Darkness, and Come to me boldly and without fear; For I am he that protects and leads you; I am the echo of the forest; I am the evening sky and the autumn storm; I am the passion within you.

I am the hunter and the seeker of Enlightenment. I stand in Light's Darkness and am called Shadow, I am He whom you have named Death. I call forth to thee and bid you step forward.

Come with me into the darkness; Fear me not. Feel my love and caresses and you will be transformed. We will fly upon the winds together.

My Beloved Children, I am your destiny, come to Me and learn the secrets of all that's Holy, the secrets of life and death.

Come! Dance for me! Come! Sing for me! With Love in your hearts and a smile for me, Behold! This is the way to worship and best please me.

Call out to me on the moonless night and seek me out with pride and courage for this is my true love. I love not the wailing or frightened. For I am the Dark Warrior, The Protector, and the Giver of Courage,

Send me your love when the sky is darkest, and I will smile, but will not kiss thee; For my kiss is eternal; It is the Kiss of Death and I do love thee so.


TitusL said...

Great Post, I thought that you might like my machinima film of
The Song Of Amergin, A Samhain Story,
Blessed Be By Stone and Star,
Celestial Elf ~

sanehat said...

Celestial Elf, just saw / read your comment. Glad you like this post. Will be checking out your movie and blogs asap. Blessed Be

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