Join Ronald Hutton for an evening devoted to the main form of male divinity found in modern Paganism: the horned god of nature and of fertility. The questions to be answered in it are why this particular expression of the divine masculine came to dominate in contemporary Pagan tradition, and how and when it did so. The result is a tour through the work of poets, novelists and magicians over the past two hundred years, following the hoofprints of the god from remote antiquity through all manifestations of the modern. In the process we encounter him as protector, liberator and lover.
Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton is a Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.