So I’m striving to continue research for my Goddess Karnona.
Karnona is a de-latinization of Karnuntina; a Gallo-Roman title associating her with Fortuna and Nemesis. Considering most of the sculptures and ‘altars,’ were commissioned by the wealthy I do wonder what other ‘local‘ names She may have had. The two associations make sense to me, as I know of Karnona as a Goddess of Fate, and it is She who delivers the justice. Not a Goddess to work with idly.
I have found evidence of the Deer Cult from the Antlered Elk Mother, to Reindeer, and a few brief references of the Antlered-Red Deer Hag/Sorceress/Witch. The problem is, this is after six years of constant looking.
The predominant theme is Karnona and other Antlered Goddesses are associated with the sun (though I think of it as more ‘daylight’ and ‘summer,’ than the burning fireball in the sky.. But that’s just my belief). The others is Fate, Creation (not necessarily birth in some cases) and the constellation Orion, Ursa Major/Minor, and another one I can’t think of off the top of my head.
Something I’ve noticed is the disdain for these mighty Goddesses. A raised nose and snubbing… To say the least. These aren’t ‘transgendered‘ Goddesses – but living symbols of powerful femininity. The antlers represent different things esoterically – some of which are wisdom, power, fertility, and the supernatural. In Continental Celtic terms, add the Hollow Hills on which the Otherworldly host resides, and an almost Cthonic genre to the mix. Potent, to say the least.
I also KNOW I’m not the only one who’s felt Her either. There were many Antlered Ancestresses, and each has touched many in this modern world.
So, I sit here and stare at my computer screen wondering – where do I keep looking?