I was browsing the application 9gag yesterday night and i saw this outstanding meme :
Link to 9gag : here.
This picture is real. You can see the Wikipedia page of it : here.
It is from a mosaic of the first part of the XII century. You can see it on the “Bode museum” in Berlin.
As the Christ seems to be linked with the stag, it seems that the ancients thought that this symbol was the one of the stag (“the horned”). The god represented with a stag head : Cernunnos or Herne, were worshipped among the Kelts.
On the comments of the meme, here what I did read :
Matthewkilpatr said : ” Ronny James Dio popularized it when he would give “the horns” to his audience. It was from his deeply religious grandmother, it was, a symbol of protection”. Then he add “She was roman catholic”.
And Pokalypse said : “Thank cap, wanted to share it, you’ve been faster I didn’t (know) about this anecdote, just know it used to be a pagan symbol of protection, our metalheads brother(s) are safe”
In my heart, I really think that the Christ is the first rocker… Ever !