Herne, the great hunter of Windsor Forest, servant of King Richard the II, fearlessly disregarding his own safety to protect his master, grievously wounded and finally betrayed by those he trusted, took his own life by hanging himself from a great oak in the forest he loved. Legend has it that Herne, having demanded justice for his unhappy ending, gallops the night sky collecting lost souls and appears beneath the oak when a sovereign is unjust or the nation in peril, as a reminder to all of honesty, justice and fair play.
The Herne pendant is cast from lead-free alloy, measures approx 6cms long and 4cm wide. It is from the Greenwood range and comes fitted with black cord. Attractively packaged with a forest green satin pouch, a leaflet describing the meaning of the pendant is enclosed with the packaging.