[Christine’s Halloween Monster and Faery List]

Death Omens 4

Cenn Crûach (Bloody Head) Crom-Cruaghaír (The Great Creator) Crú, Crau, Crow (Blood) Crom Dubh (Dark, Bent One of the Mound) Corpre Crom, Crywm (Soul Carrier the Bent) Crom Cruach, Crom Cróich (Bloody Crescent) Crom Darail & Crom Deróil (Second & Feeble) Cró (The Little Nut) Soo ny Braih, Soo ny Hoarn (John Barleycorn)
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 plough’d him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.

But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
And show’rs began to fall;
John Barleycorn got up again,
And sore surpris’d them all.

The sultry suns of Summer came,
And he grew thick and strong,
His head weel arm’d wi’ pointed spears,
That no one should him wrong.

The sober Autumn enter’d mild,
When he grew wan and pale;
His bending joints and drooping head
Show’d he began to fail.

His coulour sicken’d more and more,
He faded into age;
And then his enemies began
To show their deadly rage.

They’ve taen a weapon, long and sharp,
And cut him by the knee;
Then ty’d him fast upon a cart,
Like a rogue for forgerie.

They laid him down upon his back,
And cudgell’d him full sore;
They hung him up before the storm,
And turn’d him o’er and o’er.

They filled up a darksome pit
With water to the brim,
They heaved in John Barleycorn,
There let him sink or swim.

They laid him out upon the floor,
To work him farther woe,
And still, as signs of life appear’d,
They toss’d him to and fro.

They wasted, o’er a scorching flame,
The marrow of his bones;
But a Miller us’d him worst of all,
For he crush’d him between two stones.

And they hae taen his very heart’s blood,
And drank it round and round;
And still the more and more they drank,
Their joy did more abound.

John Barleycorn was a hero bold,
Of noble enterprise,
For if you do but taste his blood,
’Twill make your courage rise.

’Twill make a man forget his woe;
’Twill heighten all his joy:
’Twill make the widow’s heart to sing,
Tho’ the tear were in her eye.

Then let us toast John Barleycorn,
Each man a glass in hand;
And may his great posterity
Ne’er fail in old Scotland!

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 Cruaich’s 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)
(pron. KAR-aw, kohr-NAY-lee, BAHN-yah, koh-REN-teen, kaoh-RAHN-teen, KOHR-UHN. KRO-nan) Silurian god of the Underworld, boiling cult in the center of Gaule, lord & protector of animals associated with nemeton: sacred wood groves, who can restore the dead to life with his breath. Votives, statues, and offerings are offered to him in Perthshire, Scotland. His consort is the goddess Danu. As The Summoner of Gaule, He is one of the Titans, beings that existed before the Greek gods who takes the form of an old red-haired horned man with deer-like antlers that he sheds and grows in a cycle of regeneration, a wood stag at the top of his skull, dressed in a tunic, collar of pearls, with a serpent in one hand and a torque in the other. He can take the treasures kept by the worm serpents.

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 Farmer’s 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 mother’s 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, Today’s 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)

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