Usage Celtic Mythology
Other Forms FormsSena, Senua
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Meaning & History
A Celtic goddess worshipped in Roman Britain. Her name is possibly related to the Proto-Celtic 'seno' meaning "old". Some academics have associated the name to the ancient river Senua that was once located in southern Britain, which may have also been known as Alde, from the Anglo-Saxon 'ald' meaning old. Not much is known of Senuna though correlations have been drawn between her and Minerva due to the few representations of her iconography that exist. Some items have been found which portray classical images of Minerva with her sword, shield, and owl but which are inscribed with Senuna's name. From this we can deduce that she may have been a goddess of wisdom and defense.