My understanding is that there are many translations of what the Mark of Cain is. Much like with Moses, what may have been translated as horns before, may actually have meant a halo or light projecting or yes even horns like you said. Yes it is said that Lamech shot Tubal Cain, but Cain and Tubal Cain aren’t the same person, as Tubal Cain was born to Lamech and Zillah and Cain was born to Adam and Eve.
Cain was a tiller of the fields, while Abel raised animals. Cain was wandered out into the wilderness (and then to Nod) after he murdered Abel. He is associated with the green man, because of his dominion over plants, and with the horned god because of his mark and his wandering through the wilderness to Nod.
The witch lore about Cain is that his mark came from a falling star. That the light in his head is knowledge from the heavens. That like Adam and Eve he gained a certain amount of godhood by his actions. Before the “apple” only god knew right from wrong. Before the murder, only god had domain over life and death. To decide fate. Basically witches bend fate. I know I am way oversimplifying this, but I hope that those basics make sense.
Not all traditional witches work with Cain lore, but a number do, the Clan of Tubal Cain and Cultus Sabbati for example.
Thank you for answering my question.Some very interesting.I also remember that in Lelands Aradia Cain is refered to in incantations as being traped on the moon or sun & burning or in pain for some reason probably til he grants some desire
Yes he is trapped in the sun, which might somehow relate him to Lucifer, who is Diana’s brother/lover in Aradia and in some witchlore variously Lucifer or another Fallen Angel is Cain’s father and Lilith his mother. Though it really varies. Leland disagrees with the info he has about Cain and says it must be the moon which matches other legends he already knows. Which also makes okay sense because the moon is known in some traditional witchcraft as Lilith’s lantern. But if he is in the moon or sun as some sort of punishment, it is unclear if the witches are identifying with him in their slavery under the Dark Age institutions. In this way many, the lore says the witches of old were really a rebellious or heretical force against the strictures of the church and feudal rule.