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Meaning & History

Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". 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).
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

Categories

gods, light
Entry updated July 28, 2009   Contribute