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The God of Hunted Animals. Herne appears as a small figure with floppy rabbit ears, small horns and a good turn of speed. He has the unfortunate job of being the constantly terrified and apprehensive god of all small furry creatures whose destiny it is to end their lives as a brief, crunchy squeak; it has been said that he arose from the feelings of prey animals during the hunt, whereas other gods of the hunt arose from the passions of the hunters. He is mentioned in Wyrd Sisters and appears in Lords and Ladies, where he shows that he may sometimes serve as champion and protector of hunted animals, when he defended a nest of newborn rabbits by distracting the elves torturing them.

Herne the Hunted is a parody of Herne the Hunter who is a spirit figure that haunts Windsor Forest in Berkshire. Like Herne the Hunted, Herne the Hunter is distinguished by his antlers. He however is in human rather than rabbit form. He plays a part in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor.

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