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ABELLIO m Celtic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as APOLLO
, who in Crete and elsewhere was called ABELIOS
(Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello
, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ABNOBA f Celtic Mythology
The name of an obscure Gaulish goddess, thought to be connected to Celtic abona
"river" (source of AVON
). The second element may be derived from either Proto-Indo-European nogʷo-
, meaning "naked, nude" or "tree", or the verbal root *nebh
- "burst out, be damp".
ADSULLATA f Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly British adsiltia
"she who is gazed at". This was the name of a river goddess worshipped by the Continental Celts. It may be an older form of ESYLLT
AERACURA f Celtic Mythology
Of unclear origin. It has been connected with Latin aes
"copper, bronze, money, wealth" as well as era
"mistress" and the name of the Greek goddess HERA
AERICURA f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes
, genitive aeris
, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era
, genitive erae
, "mistress of a house")... [more]
ALATOR m Celtic Mythology, Roman Mythology
An epithet of Mars found on an altar at South Shields in England, and on a votive plaque found in Hertfordshire in England. There is disagreement of its meaning, with some academics interpreting it as "hunstman" and others as "cherisher"... [more]
ALAUNUS m Celtic Mythology
Also a Gaulish god of healing and prophecy, who was venerated in the areas of Mannheim (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).
ALISANOS m Celtic Mythology
A local god in Gaul who is mentioned in inscriptions in central France. Attempts have been made to identify him as a mountain-ash god or a god of rowan trees. The ancient Gaulish city of Alesia, now called Alise-Sainte-Reine, may well be connected with him.
ANKOU m Celtic Mythology, Breton Legend
This is the name of a legendary skeleton-ghost in parts of France, namely Brittany and Normandy as well as Cornwall. He travels by night, riding a creaking cart (or small coach) drawn by four black horses in which he comes to collect the souls of the recently departed... [more]
ARDUINNA f Celtic Mythology
From the Gaulish arduo-
meaning "height". Arduinna was a Celtic goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. The name Arduenna silva for "wooded heights" was applied to several forested mountains, not just the modern Ardennes.
ARNEMETIA f Celtic Mythology
Arnemetia's name contains Celtic elements are
," meaning "against, beside," and nemeton
, meaning "sacred grove." Her name is thus interpreted as "she who dwells in the sacred grove," suggesting Arnemetia may be a divine epithet rather than a name in its own right.
ATAEGINA f Celtic Mythology, Celtiberian Mythology
The name of a goddess worshiped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians. Her name possibly comes from the proto-Celtic *atte-
which together mean "reborn", or else *ad-akwī-
ATÉGINA f Celtic Mythology, Portuguese, Spanish
The Lusitanian goddess of nature and cure. A popular goddess worshipped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians of the Iberian Peninsula. Derived from a Celtic source: the two roots atte-
to mean "Reborn" or from ad-akwī-
) meaning "night".
AVETA f Celtic Mythology
A Gaulish goddess of birth and midwifery known from figurines and inscriptions found in the area of modern-day France, Germany and Switzerland.... [more]
BEIRA f Literature, Celtic Mythology
Anglicized form of Bheur
perhaps meaning "cutting, sharp, shrill" in Scottish Gaelic, from Cailleach Bheur
"sharp old wife", the name of the Scottish personification of winter, a reference to wintry winds... [more]
BELISAMA f Celtic Mythology
Possibly means "summer bright" from ancient Celtic elements (related to BELENOS
). She was a goddess worshiped in ancient Gaul and Britain, associated with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light.
BORVO m Celtic Mythology
In Lusitanian and Celtic polytheism, Borvo was a healing deity associated with bubbling spring water.
BRIGANTIA f Celtic Mythology
Derived from Celtic *brigant
- "high" or *briga
- "might, power". This was the name of an important Brythonic goddess. She is almost certainly the same deity as BRIDGET
, the Irish goddess.
CAMULOS m Celtic Mythology, Gaulish
Derived from Gaulish *camulos
"champion; servant". Camulos was an important god of early Great Britain and Gaul, especially among the Belgae and the Remi, who the Romans equated with MARS
DAMARA f Celtic Mythology
The name of a Celtic fertility goddess. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in Namibia, Africa.
DRUANTIA f Popular Culture, Celtic Mythology
Hypothetic old Celtic form of the name of a river in the south of France commonly known as the Durance, which is of unknown meaning. An Indo-European root meaning "to flow" has been suggested. According to Robert Graves in 'The White Goddess' (1948), it is derived from the Indo-European root *deru
meaning "oak" (as are the words druid
) and probably also belonged to a Gallic tree goddess, which he identifies as "Queen of the Druids" and "Mother of the Tree Calendar"... [more]
ENDOVELICUS m Celtic Mythology
Celt-iberic god in ancient Portugal and spain, probabily an important deity due to its meaning, from celtic Ende
, "more", and Vell
, "better", "more" and "better" would thus have the same meaning as Optimus
, that is, "Excellent"... [more]
MEREWENNE f Medieval Cornish, Celtic Mythology
Merewenne is listed in the 12th-century Hartland list as one of the daughters of BRYCHAN
. While she is sometimes considered identical with MORWENNA
of Morwenstowe, another daughter of Brychan, Merewenne and the variants Marwyne and Merwenna appear in medieval records referring to the patron-saint of Marhamchurch near Bude (a church dating back to 1086 which is situated in north-east Cornwall).
NARIA f Roman Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. Naria was a Gallo-Roman goddess worshiped in western Switzerland. While what she was goddess of is a mystery officially, it can be deduced from the sole image of her that she may have been a goddess of good luck and blessings, as her image was done in the generic style of FORTUNA
, the Roman goddess of luck.
NEMETONA f Celtic Mythology
Meaning "sacred area", from the Celtic 'nemeto', itself from 'nemeton', a term designating Gaulish religious spaces. ... [more]
ROSMERTA f Celtic Mythology
Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish ro
, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with smert
"purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix a
. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity... [more]
SENUNA f Celtic Mythology
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... [more]
SULIEN m Breton, Welsh, Celtic Mythology
Derived from the Celtic name Sulgen
meaning "born from the sun". This was the name of a Celtic sun god. It was borne by several early saints.
SURIA f English, Celtic Mythology
Suria, also Syria, is the female deification of supposedly good flowing water, conceived as a weaning Mother goddess, in ancient Celtic polytheism.
TAMESIS f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic goddess of fresh waters. Her name survives in the English River Thames and in Tamise, a French name for the Schelde (Scheldt).
TREBOPALA f Ancient Celtic, Lusitanian, Celtic Mythology
An ancient Lusitanian feminine name believed to be the name of a goddess. Her name is derived from *trebo-
meaning "house, dwelling place", and potentially the Lepontic and Ligurian word pala
meaning "sacred stone" or "flat land".
VERBEIA f Celtic Mythology
The Celtic goddess of the river Wharfe (North Yorkshire, England) known from a single inscription found in Ilkley, England and therefore interpreted as a local deity.... [more]
VIRIDIUS m Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Viridios
, which is of Celtic origin but the meaning is not known for certain. There are theories that it is derived from Proto-Celtic wird
"green", or from Proto-Celtic wīrjā
"truth" combined with dī-
"from, has" (thus meaning "he who has the truth")... [more]