Monday, April 14, 2014

Welcome the Easter Holidays at the Museum of Witchcraft

Happy Eostre!

Come and see our wonderful new window display, created by Marti Dean (

Here's what Marti said about the piece:

"Of the animals connected with witchcraft and magic, the stag is closely associated with the Horned God of Witchcraft. With roots set in the pagan histories and traditions of Europe, the symbolism of the stag has been represented in a variety of ways, from the Neolithic painting of the antlered 'Sorcerer' within the cave Trois-Fr√®res in France, to the Gundestrup Cauldron, a piece of Iron Age silverwork depicting the Celtic antlered god Cernunnos.

For some modern witches, the stag–god Cernunnos is recognised as the horned god of nature and magic, and thus is celebrated in the rituals, art, and magic of modern witchcraft. This anthropomorphic sculpture of a green stag with branch-like antlers symbolises the magic of the regenerative force in nature. The objects hung on the antlers will be changed throughout the coming year.

The practice of decorating eggs is a very ancient tradition. Sixty thousand year old engraved ostrich eggs have been found in Africa, whilst gold and silver eggs were commonly placed in the graves of Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 3000 BC."

The antlers have beautiful Easter eggs suspended from them - watch this space to see new objects hung here according to the season!

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