Well researched and well written MG. I too practice as you know both the European, Pan-Germanic and various faiths of India and the Far East. Pashupati in the form of Lord Lakulash aka Shiva is my main God, who is the same to me as Cernunnos. I am going to quickly reblog this then come back later tonight and tomorrow to re-read this and follow the links. This post is a work of art in words of knowledge and pictures so Thank You for the great time and effort you put into it.
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