|There was three kings into the east,|
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.
They took a plough and ploughd him down,
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
The sultry suns of Summer came,
The sober Autumn enterd mild,
His coulour sickend more and more,
Theyve taen a weapon, long and sharp,
They laid him down upon his back,
They filled up a darksome pit
They laid him out upon the floor,
They wasted, oer a scorching flame,
And they hae taen his very hearts blood,
John Barleycorn was a hero bold,
Twill make a man forget his woe;
Then let us toast John Barleycorn,
John Barleycorn - Robert Burns
|(pron. krahm-doob, krahm-croo-ach) Gaelic heaven-god who can take the form of a snake or dragon and is as nimble as a march hare. He lives by the sea at Dun Patrick: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. His house is Dún Briste: Broken Fort. He comes from the underworld as a dark man with a scyth to bring the harvest which is represented by a seed-maiden Eithne: Seed carried on his back. As John Barleycorn he is personified as grain. He is a dark force and has hounds: Sidhthe Suaraigne: Hound of Evil, Coinn Iothair: Hound of Rage. His feast day is July 28th. In double form he is Darail: The Second and Deróil: Feeble. Sacred circles of stones are called Cromlechs: Bent Stones after him. Mount Cromleach is in Ulster: Northern Ireland. Mount Crommal is close by and the river Lubar: Yew runs between the two mountains. |
He is the consort of the Linnaun Shee: Fairy Lover. King Tigernmas worshipped him in idol form at Mag Sléacht: Plain of Adoration (pron. Moysleet) near Ballymagauran County Cavan, Ireland. The word sléacht means to genuflect. The Crom idol is described by Roman writers and Ogham writing as being rectangular, unadorned by any carvings, covered in gold and surrounded by 12 plain stones in a circle. Priests of Crom were the Cruim-thearigh. His followers were said to practice human sacrifice and he was vanquished by Saint Patrick. Another theory is that he is a tree with roots exposed and part of an archeological timber circle. ...archaeologists theorize, the Celts exposed their dead on the central tree of such a circle, Cenn Cruaichs victims may have been the victims of disease, war, or other causes, left upon the idol to be translated to the Underworld.
Crom is the owner of the Bull of the Mound. The 3 Hags of the Long Teeth, in their house of stone near the Daybreak River a.k.a River of the Morning Star, Dubhros Wood are the runners, summoners, the brewers and candle-makers for Crom Dubh. They stole Flann: Red Blazing Lord and enslaved him, but he escaped. They originally came for rowan berries that grow on the Fairy Rowan Tree: Quickbeam / Quicken or Mountain Ash in his court-yard on the round plain past the mile deep forest. The goddess Morag: Sea One also came for 2 of the berries and she is the byre-maid for his herd of black, red and striped cattle. The tree is guarded by 24 big yellow cats, and a moat of poisoned water. The tree sprang from a rowan berry brought to earth from Magh Argatnel: The Plain of Silver Clouds that dropped from the mouth of Fergus: Virility. Crymlyn: Crooked Lake named after him in Glamorgan. Also called Pwll Cynan, the old town of Swansea is at the bottom of the lake. Bells can be heard ringing underwater. The Giant’s Causeway is called in Irish Clochán na bh-Fomhorach: Bells of the Those Who Live Undersea. (55, 58, 72, 79, 82, 99, 147, 241)
§Jupiter Cernenus, Cernunnos (Sacred Antlered One) Carrow, Kerguillec (Red) §Saturn (Sower, Gorged) Korneli, Corentyn, Kaourantin, Korandon, Corryn, Corun, Hu Gadarn (Dieu à cornes: Antlered One of Fertility) Bagna (Hot Bath) Cors Cant-Ewin (Bog of 100 Claws) Cronánách, Crónán Mac Tigernach, Cronus, Kronos (il Tempo: Père Temps: Father Time) il Gobbo (Hunchback) Leukophrus (Of White Eyebrows) Geron (Semen) §Deo Vitiri, Viritis, Viridios, Senex (Semen) Lachos (Fate)
He commands the animals, has a magic regenerating fish, seen with an entourage of wild boars, horses, lions, deer, white dogs with red ears that he hunts with. His Halloween: End of Summer is everywhere in Great Britain and he is the consort of the goddess Mong-fionn: Snow Goddess. Breton women make Kornigoù: Little Horns, little cakes to celebrate winter. They are named for the month before Halloween: Kala-Goañv where stags fight and clash their antlers together.
Horned King in Lloyd Alexander’s Disney animated film The Black Cauldron, the cauldron of re-birth of the Hags of Morva. Revered at Carnac, featured on the Gundestrup Cauldron. Place Names: Tricornium, La Bagna: Mont-Blanc, France, Carrowakil, Loch Corrib: Ireland, Sliabh Cro, Cornouailles / Kernow / Cornwall & The Two Karnaks: one in France & one in Egypt: Rameses I: 1320 to 1318 BC: 19th dynasty. Descendants: Cornovi-Cornaces-Cornacates, Senones. Made a saint and first bishop of Quimper in Brittany. Feast day is December 12th.
As Cronos: Time, Chronology, his white aspect, he is an old man with long white beard, wings [in Farmers Almanacs], white eyebrows, eyes that constantly change color, wearing a white or grey robe with a golden cord, scythe with a reversed blade to reap the harvest, and an hourglass on a pole that when struck to the ground brings lightening. He can take the form of a magician, doctor, priest, grandfather [clock], disembodied voice, talking animal, gnome (mostly for women) or young boy. Depicted on sundials, weather-vanes, and church spires.
When the sky-gods invaded his father became Uranus: Heaven and his mother Gaia: Earth. He burst forth from his mothers womb and castrated his father. The blood created giants, furies and the genitals: Aphrodite. His Greek children overthrew the Titans and Chronos was banished to Latium, Italy where he lay in hiding. The others were banished to Tartarus.
He was kidnapped by Terrence: Thunderer. Rekelen: Raven, Phoenix & Goose were sent to rescue him. His sons with the goddess Lyssa, worm of eternity, are Llary and Fabaous. He rules Elysium, the Isle of the Blest; with asphodel flowers: daffodils. He lies in a magic sleep, tended by nymphs, on an island near Britain, and he will return to bring the Golden Age. Tempus, rerum edax: Time, devourer of everything. Great Time: Eternal Primeval, Circular Time: Greek Cyclical, rebirth, Linear Time: Father Christmas, Father Time, Todays Time: Return to dieties. Black Aspect: Ann Ankou White: Gwynn. Triad, iii. 97, 3 masterpieces of the Isle of Prydain: the Ship of Nefydd Naf Neifion, that carried in her male & female of every kind when the Lake of Don burst; & Hu the Mighty’s Ychen Bannog dragging the afanc of the Llyn yr Wyth Eidion: Pool of the 8 Oxen, Anglesey to land, so that the lake burst no more; & the Stones of Gwydon Ganhebon, on which one read all the arts & sciences of the world. (72, 73, 75, 79, 89, 95:2, 102, 111, 118, 129 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 181, 207, 225, 255)