Instead of being a creature of malice, this week we are diving into a human-turned-keeper. Keep reading to find out some interesting facts!
Herne the Hunter | England
“The antlered spirit of a hanged man that guards Windsor Forest.”
- Truth be told…Herne was probably based off of a real keeper of the forest.
- Story goes: the hunter made a pact with the Devil, forcing him to be doomed to hunt forever.
- He rides at night, mostly but is found during storms.
- Herne is said to wear horns, rattle chains, blast trees and cattle BUT…is not commonly seen by mortals.
- Our beloved hunter had an oak tree, which is rumored to be where he haunted most of the time, was torn down…but Queen Victoria came to the rescue and replaced it with another oak.