Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Possibly from one of the Indo-European roots *lewk- "light, brightness", *lewg- "dark" or *lewgh- "oath". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).

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VariantLugos
Other Languages & Cultures, Lug, Lugh(Irish Mythology) Lleu, Llew(Welsh Mythology)

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Engraving of Lugus found in ParisEngraving of Lugus found in Paris

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Entry updated January 21, 2022