But looking at some of the old pictures of the black god of fire, he is shown to have red hair like Shiva. He can be shown in either white, blue, black and red skinned as well. So, a black god with red hair whose flames encompass around about him? He is shown carrying a sword and with flames all about. “For, by fire and by His sword will the lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many….” Isaiah 66:16. Now, how did the Navajo people come to know about this God? Especially when this God has a crescent moon on his head just like Shiva. (Perhaps they were called “Indians” for a specific reason)
Here is an excerpt from Wiki: "Black God has a crescent moon on his forehead, a fullmoon for a mouth, the Pleiades on his temple and he wears a buckskin mask covered in sacred charcoal with white paint. Ritual Significance Despite his importance in the act of creation, Black God (or Haashch’eezhini) appears very seldom in Navajo ritual. The only sacrament involving Him is the Nightway (or Yeibichai), a nine-day midwinter healing ceremony. On the ninth and final day of the ritual, a man arrives in the guise of the Black God. It is not uncommon for Black God to be portrayed by an old man dressed in traditional garb including: fox skin, black body paint, and the Black God mask. The impersonator carries with him a fire-drill (a device that uses friction to incite ignition) and shredded bark (tinder) with which he will demonstrate his pyromancy. Rival Gods There is a conflict between Black God, as the God of Fire, and Begochidi, the creator of birds and animals. This tension originates from the destruction that Black God's fire has wrought on Begochidi's creations. Strangely enough, this rivalry persists despite Black God becoming the protector of said creations in another story. In the story of Deer Raiser, humans have begun to hunt in ways other than those that the gods had ordained. Seeing this, Black God hides game animals inside his home, Black Mountain, and surrounds it with poisonous plants to further ward against intruders."
Then there is another god called "Mixcoatl" or Camaztle who may connect to the Black God of fire among the Navajos. The name from camaz is "deer sandal" and atle "without". (Which obviously connects to Shiva for the deer symbolism) Here is an excerpt from Wiki: "In one story, Tezcatlipoca transformed himself into Mixcoatl and invented the fire drill by revolving the heavens around their axes, bringing fire to humanity. Along with this cosmic fire drill, Mixcoatl was the first to strike fire with flint. These events made Mixcoatl a god of the Milky Way, along with war, and the hunt." So here is the cosmic or fire drill mentioned again towards this deity.
Then there is another deity called Tohil of the Kiche'. "Now, Tohil was the patron god of the Kʼicheʼ and was that of a fire deity and he was also both a sun god and the god of rain. Tohil was also associated with mountains and he was a god of war, sacrifice and sustenance. He was associated with a sacred deerskin bundle that was said to embody him, and one of his titles was Qajawal Kej ("Our Lord Deer").
"The deity was associated with thunder, lightning and the sunrise. There is disagreement over the meaning of the name of the deity. It has been interpreted as meaning "obsidian", as deriving from the word toh ("rain") and as meaning "tribute" or "payment". The deity also possesses attributes that suggest a link with Mixcoatl, a hunting god of the Aztecs. So, here shows that this deity is similar to the Mixcoatl and the Black God of fire of the Navajos, along with the deer symbolism and as the "God of the hunt".
Now, from this information, maybe we can get an idea who he is with the "deer" symbolism. It seems that due to being the "lord of the animals", he would connect to the Navajo Begochidi, and be different than the "black god of fire", who had the conflict with. Cernunnos is shown as the "Lord of animals" again, and as well Mixcoatl and Pashupati, with the deer symbolism.
But let's look at the term "beast" as the term "666" being the number of a "man" or specifically "the beast" (the song "666" by Iron Maiden should tell you something as this connects to "The Wicker Man")
Now, when you look at the etymology of the word "beast", its states this interesting information: "c. 1200, beste, "one of the lower animals" (opposed to man), especially "a four-footed animal," also "a marvelous creature, a monster" (mermaids, werewolves, lamia, satyrs, the beast of the Apocalypse), "a brutish or stupid man," from Old French beste "animal, wild beast," figuratively "fool, idiot" (11c., Modern French bête), from Vulgar Latin *besta, from Latin bestia "beast, wild animal," which is of unknown origin. Used in Middle English to translate Latin animal. Replaced Old English deor (see deer) as the generic word for "wild creature," only to be ousted 16c. by animal."
Originally, the term Beast was refered to the "Deer" and also "Hartbeest", which is an antelope. Does this synchronize with Shiva holding the "deer" symbol on his hand? Let's look up the "Deer" etymology: "Old English deor "wild animal, beast, any wild quadruped," in early Middle English also used of ants and fish, from Proto-Germanic *deuzam, the general Germanic word for "animal" (as opposed to man), but often restricted to "wild animal" (source also of Old Frisian diar, Dutch dier, Old Norse dyr, Old High German tior, German Tier "animal," Gothic dius "wild animal," also see reindeer). This is perhaps from PIE *dheusom "creature that breathes," from root *dheu- (1) "cloud, breath" (source also of Lithuanian dusti "gasp," dvėsti "gasp, perish;" Old Church Slavonic dychati "breathe"). For possible prehistoric sense development, compare Latin animal from anima "breath"). The sense specialization to a specific animal began in Old English (the usual Old English word for what we now call a deer was heorot; see hart), was common by 15c., and is now complete. It happened probably via hunting, deer being the favorite animal of the chase (compare Sanskrit mrga- "wild animal," used especially for "deer").
"Definitions of beast from WordNet beast (n.) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement; Synonyms: animal / animate being / brute / creature / fauna..." The term "Fauna/Faun" :" faun (n.) "rustic woodland spirit or demigod part human, part goat," late 14c., from Latin Faunus, the name of a god of the countryside, worshipped especially by farmers and shepherds, equivalent of Greek Pan. The faunalia were held in his honor. Formerly somewhat assimilated to satyrs, but they have diverged again lately. The faun is now regarded rather as the type of unsophisticated & the satyr of unpurified man; the first is man still in intimate communion with Nature, the second is man still swayed by bestial passions. [Fowler]"
Then it connects to the god "Pan": "Greek god of shepherds and flocks, woods and fields, with upper body of a man and horns and lower part like a goat, late 14c., from Latin, from Greek Pan. Klein and others suggest the Greek word is cognate with Sanskrit pusan, a Vedic god, guardian and multiplier of cattle and other human possessions, literally "nourisher," from a PIE root *peh- "to protect," but others doubt this. His worship originated in Arcadia and gradually spread throughout Greece. The similarity to pan "all" (see pan-) led to his being regarded as a general personification of nature. He was fond of music and dancing with the forest nymphs; the pan-pipe, which he invented and upon which he played, is attested by that name in English from 1820."
This is why the company is called "CERN", as Cernunnos is the "Faun" who is known for the "deer" symbol, thus leading back to Shiva. The term "cloud" and "Reindeer" is based on Tohil and Mixcoatl (cloud serpent), as the "rain bringer" or "Rain Deer", who wears the skin of a buck. (A Buck is shown as a dollar, very interesting)