Gaulish Mythology Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Gauls, a Celtic people of continental Europe.
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BELENUS m Gaulish Mythology
Probably from a Celtic word meaning "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a Gaulish solar god who was often equated with Apollo.
CERNUNNOS m Gaulish Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god of fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
EPONA f Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
LUGUS m Gaulish Mythology
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).
TARANIS m Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.
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