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Here is a list of the celtic/druid gods and goddesses, some of these you will see are irish, welsh, roman. These are the gods and goddesses at that point of time that most worshiped in these areas.

   Romano-Celtic. A god of whom we know little of, except an inscription reference in Cambridgeshire, England.

   Irish."Performer of Feats". A God of the Tuatha de Danann.

   Breton. God of love, loyalty, and couples. He and Heloise died together and were buried in the same tomb.     They were faithful in their love until the end. Two tree's,     one dark skinned and one light are said to have grown intertwined    above their joint grave.

   Gaelic. A god of apple trees. A local deity of the Garonne valley.

   Irish. The harper God of the Tuatha de Danann.

   Gualish. Goddess of the hunt and a river goddess, specifically in the region of the Black Forest. The English river "Avon" is named for her. (similar to the Roman Diana)

   Irish. The God of mead and wine. Was said to have created the first public drinking establishment in Ireland.

   Irish. The Goddess of Devotion and Familial Love. When her brother died in battle she grieved so deeply that she also died.

   Pan-Celtic. Achtland was a Goddess Queen whom no mortal man could sexually satisfy, so she took a giant from the faery realm as her mate. A Goddess of sex and Desire.

   Irish. A God of sex and stamina. The husband of the  mistress of the beasts, Flidais. He was such a virile lover that it is said to have taken seven mortal women to satisfy him.

   Welsh. Addanc is part of the Celtic flood myth. The same as the Judeo-Christian flood with Moses. He was said to have created and rode a giant wave on the flood near his home on the Lake of Waves. The God Dwyvan and his wife, Dwyfach escaped the flood in an arc. Addanc was slain by Peredur, and the waters receded.

   Irish. He was a Bard God in the employment of King Conchobar.

   Breton. A Continental Celtic river Goddess and Goddess of hot springs from Celtic Gual. She is the origin of the Anglo-Celtic sun Goddess, Sul.

   Irish/Welsh. (Aobh) The mother of Fionnuala and her three brothers by Llyr or the Irish, Lir. She died birthing her daughter. The four children became the subject of one of the "Four Sorrows" of Irish mythology when they were changed into singing swans by Llyr's jelous second wife, Aife.

   Welsh. He was the dwarvish faerie king who sought after the hand of the giantess, Vivionn, whom he later killed.

   Irish. Son of Ler, Father of Macha. He is a Lord of fire, and may thus be considered as a male aspect of Brigit. He was a fourth century B.C.E. King of Ireland who ruled jointly with his two brothers, Climbaeth and Dithorba, which make up one of the little known male triplicities in Celtic Lore.

   Irish. Also known as Aengus MacOg. He was a harpist of the Tuatha de Danann and the son ofthe Daghda and Boand. Associated with birds,"songbirds". He is considered a God of Beauty, Perfection and Love. He was a renown musician, though there is no accountance of him being a bard.

   Romano-Celtic. A chathonic underworld god.

   Welsh. A river Goddess, but one whose name derives from the root for "slaughter". Thus, She may be considered as an aspect of Morrigan or Aerten.

   Cornish/Welsh. (Aerfen) A Goddess of fate who presided over the outcome of war between several Celtic clans. She had a shrine at Glyndyfrdwy on the banks of the river Dee, where legend says that three human sacrifices had to be made every three years to ensure success in future battles.

   Irish. An Irish God who's name means, "to be." Aesun is mostly reffered to by the Persians and in Scandinacia.

   Irish. Also Aebhel. A Goddess and Munster queen who held a midnight court to hear the debate on whether the men of her province were keeping their women sexually satisfied. She deemed that men were both prudish and lazy, and commanded that they bow to the women's sexual wishes.

   Welsh. Goddess of strife and slaughter. The river Aeron in Wales is named after her. She is equated with Aeron, and Morrigan.

   Irish. (Aoi Mac Olloman) The bard and poet God of the Tuatha de Danann. Son of Olloman

   Irish. (Aoibhell) A faerie Goddess of Munster whose name means "most beautiful". Modern legend says that she is the guardian spirit of the clan O'Brien.

   Irish. A fire Goddess also known as Tobar Brid.

   Irish. Also spelled Ailach. He killed Fionn MacCumhal during the Fianna rebellion.

   Irish/Scottish. Also Aoife. A Goddess queen of the Isle of Shadow along with her rival sister Scathach. Aife had a son to Cuchulain who grew up to join his father's Red Branch Warriors.  Legend has it that she was the consort to the sea God Manann, and that she stole an alphabet of knowledge from the deities to give to humankind for which she was turned into a crane.
   In Irish legend she succeeded her older sister, Aobh, as the wife of the sea God Llyr. She was jelous of her step children, so she turned them into swans for nine hundred years.

Ailill Agach:
   Irish. Also known as Ailill Edge of Battle. He is the father of mythic voyager Mail Duin. He was killed by a rival clan from Leinster prior to his sons voyage.

Ailill Dubh-Dedach:
   Irish. A warrior God who like the Greek Achilles, could not be harmed by any weapon, yet the myths allude his only one weakness. He was killed trying to win the hand of Princess Delbchaem.

   Irish/Scottish. A minor Celtic Sun Goddess, who was said to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Liodhe.

   Irish. Aine is a cattle, sun, fire, and tutelary Goddess of Knockany, Munster. She is often reffered to as Aine of Knockaine. In that her name derives from the root for "fire", She may be considered as an aspect of Brigit. She is said to have been the daughter of Ouel, a sage and seer of the Tuatha de Danann.

   Irish. The brother of Naoise and Ardan. One of the little known male Trinities.

   Irish. A daughter of the God of Medicine, Diancecht, this Goddess of the Tuatha de Danann was adept at healing and medicine. She was looked upon as a magician and herbalist of great repute. When her brother, Miach, died at the jelous hands of her father she tended grave on which all the herbs of the world grew. As she harvested them, they spoke to her. Telling her of all their uses. She laid them out by their properties and when her father found them he leashed out in jelousy again and swept them away scattering nearly all of the knowledge.

   Irish. He is a bard and God of courage. He stole the infamous three cranes of denial, deceit, and Churlishness from King Midhir, which took away Midhir's access to the Land of the dead leaving him vulnerable.

   Germanic. He's the Celtic version of Apollo, who was revered in the areas of Mannheim and Salzburg in Germany.

   Gaulish. Also known as Teutates. "King of the world"

   Gualish. Also known as Alisaunus. A Gaulish God of stone, specific to the region of the Cite d'Or. He was most likely the diety of the standing stones of Brittany.

   Irish. All that is known is that she was a Goddess of the Tuatha de Danann, and a hill in southern Ireland is named for her.

   Welsh. ( Amathaon ) The god of agriculture, son of the goddess Don. He is directly responsible for the war between the deities of the underworld, led by Arawn, and the Children of Don. In the Battle of the Trees (Battle of Cath Godeau) Amaethon's brother Gwydion transformed trees into warriors with whose help the deities of the underworld were defeated.

   Breton. Originally from Gual Ambisagrus was a God of rain, wind, hail and fog. He is the equal to the Roman God Jupiter.

   Irish. A harper God of magick and seer's. Many poems today are attributed to him. It was he who granted the departing wish of the Goddess triplicity, Fodhla, Erie, and Banbha that Ireland would be named for them so that the glory of the Tuatha de Danann would not be forgotten.

   Irish. Another poet God who is boasted for wisdom, wealth, and his quick tongue. The father of Conall of the victories.

   Welsh. A water goddess.

   Anglo-Celtic. All is lost of this Goddess who only survives through the insription on a stone in Hampshire.

   Gaelic. A warrior and fertility Goddess in Celtic France.

   British. Also known as Andrasta, and Adraste. The goddess Of war whose name means "the invincible one". In 61 C.E. Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, the leader of a rebellion against the Roman occupation, sacrificed captive Roman women to this goddess.

Angus Og:
   Irish. (Aengus Og)Also known as Oenghus. He is the son of Dagda and Boann, Brother of Danu. He is the god of fatal love (a kin to Cupid). Angus' kisses turn into singing birds, and the music he plays draws all who hear it to his side.

   Irish. A God of Immortality. He could not be bound to his grave for he sprung to life each time it was dug. He was later inshrined at Dun na Sciath, a circular stone fort in West Ireland.

   Irish. A Connacht warrior who fought against Ulster Red Branch warriors. He led Queen Maeves three thousand troops into battle where he was beheaded, but victorious.

   Irish. Also known as Ana, Don, and Danu. A Goddess of fertility and revered as the mother of the gods. The two rounded hilltops near Killarny are called 'The breasts of Anu'.

   Irish. A son of Milesius, who climbed to the top of the ships mast during the invasion of Ireland. He fell and was killed. Legends attribute his death to the Tuatha de Danann's Protection spell.

   Welsh. (Arawen, Arawyn, Arrawn) Lord of Annwn, the underworld and realm of departed spirits. Arawen rode a pale horse and with a pack of white hounds with red ears he would hunt to gather souls for the otherworld. The god Amathaon stole his dogs, named lapwing and roebuck, which led to the Battle of the Trees where his forces were defeated. A tale in the Mabinogion tells of how he makes a pact with Pwyll, to exchange places with him for one year, in order that Pwyll might defeat his enemy, King Hafgan. Though Arawn set no conditions upon the exchange, when the pact was successfully concluded and each of them had returned to his own heritage, Arawn discovered that Pwyll had denied himself of his own accord the rights of a husband to Arawn's Lady. Thus Arawn swore an eternal vow of friendship and support to Pwyll and bestowed unto him the title Pen Annwn. Sucellos is his Gualish equal.

Arca Dubh:
   Irish. He was a king of the minor Irish kingdom known as Airgialla. He possessed a great shield that none could penetrate. On it's top sat Babd, the Irish Goddess of war ad death in her crow form. He is also thought to be the same as Goll MacMorna, a fierce Fianna warrior. He was partially blind, but deemed the greatest seer in Celtic history.

Ard Greimme:
   Irish/Scottish. His name means "high power". He was an ancient Sun God and father of the famed warrioress sisters Aife and Scathach.  

   Gaulish. An Artemis/Diana-like figure, the Goddess of the Ardennes Forest and of the moon. She seems to be a particular protector of wild boars, and is imaged as riding upon one. The Romans equated her with their Diana.

   Breton. A woodland Goddess who haunted the forests of Ardennes riding a wild boar. She demanded a fine for any animal killed on her land, yet asked for animal sacrifices on her feast day. She is thought to be the same as the Irish Flidais or Dea Arduinna in Gual.

   Welsh. One of the descendants of Don. She had two brothers, Gilfaethwy and Gwydion the sister of Math ap Mathonwy The mother of Llew. She is associated with Night, using the star Polaris, and her hall is said to be the aurora borealis. She is the Goddess of Caer Arianrid, which is sometimes identified with the Coronea Borealis,"Northern Crown", which is where the souls of slain heroes go. Her name means "Silver Wheel".

   Continental. A God of sheep and cattle hearders from Celtic Gual. The Romans identified him with Mercury.

   Gaulish. A Goddess of Bears, a protector and nurturer of ursine virtues. Closely associated with the Helvetican city of Berne.

   Welsh. (Afagddu) Son of Cerridwen and Tegid, dubbed the ugliest child in the world while his sister, Creirwy, was most beautiful. Due to a potion brewed by his mother he became what was said to have been the most learned man in the world.

   Welsh. The father of the goddess Modron. His status is unclear, but he is occasionally mentioned as the king of the otherworld or the kingdom of Avalon.

   Gaelic. Goddess of birth and midwives.

   Irish. One of the three war goddesses known collectively as the Morrigan. She was depicted in the form of a crow with a crimson (bloody) mouth.

   Irish. He is the god of death and the king of the Fomorians, a race of giants who were the enemy of the Tuatha de Dannan. He was the son of Buarainech and the husband of Cethlenn. Balor had only one eye, which he is said to have kept closed, because anything he looked at would die instantly.

   Irish. One of the triple Goddesses who are patronesses of all Ireland. She is the wife of king MacCuill and one of the daughters of Fiachna. Her Name is derived from the same root as "sow", or "pig". The other two were Fotla and Eriu.

   Irish. A goddess of the Tuatha de Danann, associated with a magic well.

   Welsh. Also known as Belatucadros. A god of war and of the destruction of enemies. His name means "fair shining one". The Romans equated him with their god Mars.

   Gualish. Also known as Bel or Belenos. God of light, and referred to as "The Shining One". He is in charge of the welfare of sheep and cattle. His wife is the goddess Belisama. He can be compared with Apollo and Minerva of Rome, and with the Irish god Bile. His festival is Beltine, in May.

   Welsh. Brother of Bran the Blessed, and reputed to be father of all the Gods in some cycles. The Name derives from the root for "bright". Also compaired to Bile, Bel, and Belenos.

   Gualish. Goddess of light and fire, the forge, and of crafts. She is the wife of the god Belenus.

   Welsh. The Cymric equivalent of Bran.

   Gaulish. A goddess, which is thought to be the same as the Irish Brigid.

   Irish. The god of the underworld, life and death. He is regarded as the ancestor of the Irish. His consort is the Goddess Danu. Bile is the father of Mil. Legend has it that he arrived on May 1 with his son and grandsons at the river Kenmare and drove the Tuatha de Danann to the underworld. Upon their arrival they met three goddesses who embodied Ireland. They made the invaders promise that they name the island after one of the goddesses, and they chose Eriu. Thus, Eire, Eyre, and Eiriu are the Irish names for Ireland. He is also known as Bel, Belenus, and the Welsh god Beli.

   Welsh. A woman created by Math out of flowers (those of Oak, Broom, and Meadowsweet) to be a wife to Llew Llaw Gyffes. The match proved unfortunate as she encompassed his death through infatuation with another. For this, she was cursed by Gwydion to perpetual abhorrence of sunlight, and transformed into an owl, a bird vilified and detested by all other birds.

   Irish.  Also known as Boann. Goddess of rivers and fertility. Wife of the water God Elcman. Daghda, sent Elcman on a journey which lasted 9 months. In this time Boann and Dagda bore a son named Angus Og. She is associated with the river Boyne.

Bodb Dearg:
   Irish. Also known as Bodb. The Goddess of battle. She prophesied the doom of the Tuatha de Danann after the Battle of Mag Tuireadh (Moytura). A tutelary Goddess over southern Connacht and part of Munster.

   Irish/Brythonic. A female personification of Victory, especially in a martial sense. A very appropriate personification of her is seen in the historical Boadicca, Queen of the Iceni, who fought the Romans to a standstill in the first century CE. Although she ultimately lost.

   Gaulish. Also known as Bormanus, and Bormo. His name means "To Boil". The God of hot mineral springs and healing. He was identified with Apollo by the Romans.

   Irish. "The Raven" A master of the Isle of Britain, he is a cauldron God, associated with a cauldron of regeneration which would revive the slain while leaving them voiceless. Being mortally wounded and his cauldron destroyed he instructed his adherents to decapitate him and bear the head to London to bury it, where it was to become a protectant to the Isle. He is the son of Llyr and Penarddun, and brother of Branwen and Manawydan.

   Welsh. The name is simply the feminine form of Bran. She is the sister of Bran in Irish mythology.

   Gaelic/Irish. God of fertility and agriculture; one of the first kings of the Tuatha de Danaan.

   Gaelic/Irish and British. A triple Goddess associated with Fire, Poetry, and Forge. Also associated with motherhood and childbirth. As an individual, she is a daughter of the Daghda. In pre-Roman Britain, she was the tutelary Goddess of the Brigantes tribe, and like so many Celtic Goddesses, she has some riverine associations. She is the wife of Bres. She was canonized as Saint Brigit in Christian mythology. She is known as the Welsh Caridwen (Cerridwen). More on the Triple Goddess.

   Scottish. She is referred to as the "Mother of All" in parts of Scotland. Also known as Scotia, she is depicted as an old hag with the teeth of a wild bear and boar's tusks. She is believed to be a great sorceress.

Cailleach Beara:
   Irish. A giantess associated with Winter and mountains. She holds in her apron huge boulders with which to add to mountainous realms. She is a Goddess of tutelage to southwest Munster.

   Gaulish. Also known as Camulos. A God of war mentioned by the Romans, and who associated them with Mars. He gave his name to the Roman town of Camulodunum or Colchester.

   Irish. The Goddess whose three sons Calma, Dubh, and Olc ravaged Ireland before they were finally defeated by the Tuatha de Danann.

   British. God of war.

Cenn Cruaich:
   Gaelic. The Heaven-God (akin to Zeus).

   Welsh. A cauldron-Goddess associated with the brewing of a potion of Knowledge. She is the mother of the poet Taliesson. Is the cognate to the Irish Brigid.

   Gaelic. Goddess of beauty and the otherworld.

   Gaulish. "The horned one". an archaic and powerful deity, widely worshipped as the "lord of wild things". The earliest known depictions of Cernunnos were found at Val Camonica, in northern Italy, in about 400 BC. He was also portrayed on the Gundestrup Caldron, a silver ritual vessel found at Gundestrup in Jutland, Den., and dating to about the 1st century BC. More on the Horned God.

   Irish. The Goddess of beauty. She later became a fairy queen in the area of Carraig Cliodhna in County Cork.

   Britiish. A God of hunting. The Romans equated him with their Silvanus.

   Irish. A God of the Fomorians.

   British. A Goddess of water and springs. She was known locally in the area of Carrawburgh along Hadrian's Wall.

   Welsh. The daughter of Llyr. She appeared in one of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear, as the king's daughter Cordelia.

   Irish. Also known as Creidhne. He was the god of metal working. One of the trio of Smithy-Gods of the Tuatha de Danaan, as were Goibhniu and Luchta.

   Irish. An obscure figure, maidservant to Etain.

   Irish. Also known as Daghdha and Ollathair (Great Father). He is king of the Tuatha de Dannans and father of many Gods. He possess a magic club which is said to heal the sick or slay the living. He has a secret affair with Boann which results in the birth of Oenghus.

   Irish, and Aryan. Also known by Don, Anu, and Dana. She is the goddess of the Tuatha de Danann,(The People of Dana). She was the daughter of the god Dagda (the Good), and had three sons, who had only one son between them, "Ecne". She is a river Goddess whose name appears across the face of Europe, the tutelary deity of many nations and places. She is also thought to have been worshipped as the Earth Mother along with Matrona and Tailltiu. The wife of Bile.

   Gaulish. Goddess of fertility and healing; her name means "divine cow".

   Welsh. The Red Dragon god. The emblem of Wales.

   Irish. God closely associated with healing and mending of physical ills. He crafted a well which bring those deceased back to life if thrown in. It was filled with stone by the Fomorians. He killed the giant serpent that was destroying cattle throughout the land. He also killed his own son whose skill in healing endangered his father's reputation.

     Welsh/Irish. There are two differing versions of Celtic Mythology with one of them based on Welsh tales. 1) Don, the mother goddess; the Welsh equivalent of the Irish Danu. 2) According to the predominant story, Dön was the leader of one of the two warring families of gods. His children were the powers of light, the other family's children were the powers of darkness.

   Gaulish. Female associated with sovereignty and rulership. Aspect is as a horse, which are sacred to her.

Eochu (the Daghda):
   An important figure associated with a sacred well, and water in general. Also a fertility God. Various names and epithets of his seem to link him to horse-cults, fire, and knowledge. He is the father of many of the others, including Mider, Aengus, Oghma, and Bodb Dearg.

   Irish. One of the triplicity of Goddesses who are patronesses of all Ireland. The other two were Fotla and Banbha.

   Gualish. Also known as Hu'Hesu. The dying God. He is equated with either Roman deitys, Mars or Mercury. Human sacrifices to Esus were hanged and skewered with a sword. Esus is usually pictured as a woodcutter.

   Irish. Wife of Mider. By Eochaid, the mother of Liban.

   Irish. Wife of Manannan. The Name is a cognate with the Latin "Venus".

   Irish. A son of Ler.  

   Irish. A Celtic Artemis; a huntress figure associated with archery, the sanctity of forests, the wildlife therein, and the chase.

   Gaelic. One of the triple goddesses who lent their name to Ireland, and known as Fotla. The other two were Banbha and Eriu.

   Irish. One of the triple Goddesses who are patrons of All Ireland. Her Name derives from the term "Under-Earth".

   Welsh. The brother of Gwydion. His uncontrolled lust for Goewin encompassed his doom.

   Welsh. The footmaiden of Math.

   Irish. A God of smithcraft, One of three craft-gods of the Tuatha de Danaan. The other two were Luchta and Creidhne. Aside from his craftsmanship, he is known as the provider of the Fled Goibnenn, a Sacred Feast. Associated, among other things, with brewcrafting, he is said to have formulated a draught of immortality. His name survives in Abergavenny, Goibhniu's River.

   Welsh. God of smiths and metalworkers. The weapons he makes are deadly in their aim, the armor unfailing in its protection. Those who drink from his sacred cup need no longer fear old age and infirmity.

   Welsh. The Cymric equivalent of Goibhniu. In Welsh sources his hall is the Milky Way. He was the tutor and mentor of Llew.

Gwyn ap Nudd:
   Welsh. Gwyn ap Nudd is the Lord of the Underworld and master of the wild hunt.

   Welsh. A lord in Annwyn, and a mortal enemy of Arawn, he may only be slain if struck a single killing blow; to strike a mercy-blow to his mortally wounded body would be to revive him again. This is accomplished by Pwyll when he comes to Arawn's aid, as related in the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

   Welsh. Another river Goddess, she is the tutulary of the River Severn.

   Irish. A son of Manannan, he rules over a section of Donegal County.

   Irish. A God of the sea. Father of Bran, Fiachra, Aedh, Manannan, and numerous others.

   Irish. A water-spirit, the daughter of Eochaid, by Etain.

Llew Llaw Gyffess:
   Welsh. The Cymric equivalent of Lugh. In the Mabinogion, he is portrayed as a youth who struggles against a series of malign geases cast by Arianrhod, and is assisted by Gwydion. He is later slain due to circumstances arising from his wife Blodeuedd's infidelity. In all of this he is portrayed rather naive, and does not appear to be a pantheon Chieftain.

   Welsh. The Cymric equivalent of Ler. God of the sea.

   Irish. One of a triple Smithy-Gods, his aspect is that of a wright, a mechanic, and an artificer.

   Irish. (God with the large hand) He is also known as Lugh- Lamh-fada, Llew in wales and Lugos in Gual. Considered the chief Lord of the Pantheon, he is the son of the Sun and father of Chullain. His special day, Lugnasadh (the first of August), was one of the four great festivals in the Irish calendar, while at Lugdunum in Gaul

   Welsh. The God associated with youthfulness, he is often confused with Pryderi. His full name is "Mabon Ap Modron", which simply means "Son of Mother". Also known as the Son of Light (akin to the Roman Apollo). He was the god of liberation, harmony, music and unity.

   Irish. The third of the three war goddesses known as the Morrigan. Macha feeds on the heads of slain enemies.

   Irish. (Manannan Mac Lir) A sea-God and master of magic, his Name is the root for the Isle of Man, and for the district of Manannan in Scotland. Son of Ler. He was believed to have been Cannonized with the name of Michael by Christian Mythology. He has several titles: Lord of Mists, Lord of the Land of Women, and as Lord of the Land beneaththe Waves.

   Welsh. The Cymric equivalent to Manannan.

   Welsh. Uncle to Llew. Tutelary to Gwynedd in North Wales. He is considered the premier sage of Britain. Old beyond reckoning, most skilled in Magick, and knowledgeable  beyond measure. It was said that he could hear anything uttered in the presence of the slightest breeze; the wind would carry the words to him. Requires a virgin to rest his feet upon, apparently to prevent him from touching the earth and therby loosing his powers.

   Welsh. Also known as Math ap Mathonwy. God of sorcery. Father to Math.

   Irish and Gualish. The Mother Goddess. The Earth Mother. Same as the Welsh, Modron.

   Irish. One of the triple Goddesses of Morrigan. She is the Queen of Connacht, her name means "she who intoxicates". A goddess of war. Medb wields a weapon herself and the sight of Medb blinds enemies, and she is said to run faster than the fastest horse.

   Irish. His Name derives from the root for "middle", and implies judgement or negotiation.

   Welsh. Same as Irish and Gualish counterpart, Matrona.

   Irish. Also known as Morrigu. (Macha, Badb, and Neman are her triad all said to be blood thirsty.) She was the High Queen and goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann. As (Macha) she was goddess of war and fertility who could take the shape of a crow. As Badb (Nechtan) she was the water-god whose sacred well was a source of knowledge. As Neman (Nemhain) she was the goddess of war and battle. A triple Goddess of the Valkyries, exalting in battle frenzy, chaos, and the gore of slaughter. She/they have a particular role of choosing who will be slain in battle; selecting, severing from the body, and guiding to the afterworld the spirits of fallen warriors. She has, however, many and diverse aspects and functions. She has been closely associated with water in general, and rivers in particular. She seems in this latter aspect to be a chooser of the slain as well, in that she is seen by those whose fate it is to die in an upcoming battle as a crone, washing their clothing beside a river.

   Gualish. She is the consort to Sucellos, the controller of the other world. Her name can be translated to be, sun warmed valley, or who make the valley bloom. She is Goddess of nature.

   Irish. Another water-spirit, He is associated with a sacred Well within which live the Salmon of Knowledge. He is closely associated with the Daghda, and has been conflated with him.

   Gaulish. Primarily associated with protection of travelers over the sea. Her known temple locations are always on the coast, and surviving inscriptions often praise her for successfully completed voyages, or implore her for similar journeys to come. She is invariably associated with a large dog as a companion. She has occasionally been conflated with the Roman Goddess Fortuna.

   Gaulish. A derivation from Nuada. This name has the somewhat unenviable distinction of being borrowed by H.P. Lovecraft to play a part in his famous Cthulhu Cycle.

   Irish. Also known as Nuada Arga-lamh (silver hand), Nudd, Lludd, and Lludd Llaw Ereint. Nuada lost his hand in the battle of Moytura and had a metal hand made to replace it. A warrior God, whose best identifying attribute is his silver hand. He was king over the Tuatha De Danaan.

   Welsh. Also known as Lludd or Noden. Another form of Nuada.

   Germanic. "Alfodr" He is the head chief of the pantheon. The sky father and the progenitor of all other Gods along with his companion, the Earth Mother.

   Irish. Also known as Angus Og, his name means the "ever young", Lord of Tir-Nan-Og, the Land of Youth, is perhaps one of the most ancient deities in Eire and Alba. He is the son of Daghdha and Boann, Brother of Danu. Angus tricked his father, the Dagda, out of ownership of his home "Brugh-Na-Boyne" (Newgrange) in Ireland, thus taking on the principles of the Dagda's role as a deity. He is the god of fatal love (a kin to Cupid). Angus' kisses turn into singing birds, and the music he plays draws all who hear it to his side.

   Irish. A warrior God who is closely connected to knowledge, magick, and eloquence. He is the inventor of Ogham script, the Celtic variety of runes; and he is said to have designed the letters as a way of encoding knowledge, they were not granted to him by mystical vision. Also known as (Ogma mac Elathan) the champion God of the Tuatha de Dannan in Cath Maige Tuired. He is a cognate of the Roman Hercules.

   Gualish. The warrior God who is equated with the Roman Hercules and Irish Ogma mac Elathan. He was the god of poetry, charm and incantation. He is shown as an old man with wrinkles, carrying a club and a bow. From his tongue hang fine gold chains attached to the ears of his eager followers.

   Irish. Son of Finn. "Have'nt found anything notable."

   Welsh. The son of Pwyll, whom he succeeds in his lands. He is stolen away as a newborn infant by a nameless Fiend who, on a horse-thieving expedition, drops him once more into the world when it is struck a blow by the guardian of the horses. Note the equine connection with his mother, Rhiannon. His Name equates with "care" or "thought".

   Welsh. Lord of Arberth. Father of Pryderi, Husband of Rhiannon, and trusted associate of Arawn. His Name has the meaning of "sense".

   Welsh. Wife of Pwyll, mother of Pryderi. Unjustly accused of destroying her newborn son (Who had been kidnapped by a nameless Fiend), she is compelled to take on the role of a horse, until her son is returned to her. She is considered as an aspect of the Gaulish Epona, and the Irish Morrigan.

   Gaulish. Goddess who was the native consort of the Roman Mercury; her name means "great provider".

   Anglo-Saxon. She was a female warrior known as "the shadowy one". She was famous as a teacher of warriors, and many Celtic heroes were initially trained by her.

   Gaulish. Patron Goddess of the River Seine.

   Gaulish. Another patron goddess of healing.

   Gaulish. Is the controller of the other world. The name means,"the good striker". Same as the Welsh/Irish Arawn. God of agriculture and forests and a hammer god. His consort is Nantosvelta.

   Irish. Tutulary Goddess of the Telltown region of Ulster. It is also suggested that she may have been worshipped as the Earth Mother as well as Danu and Matrona.

   Welsh. A Jovian figure whose name means "Thunder". He is also known as Taranis in the Gualish pantheon.

   Gaulish. God whose name means "Thunderer". Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.

   Gaulish. He is the god of fertility, war, and wealth. His name means "the god of the tribe". Human sacrifices were supposedly made to him. He is the equivalent of the Roman god Mars.

   Irish. Husband to Brigit (Brigid).

   Irish. Uathach ("terrible one") is the daughter of Scathach and fellow teacher at her school for warriors. When she meets the hero Cuchulainn, she immediately fancies him, but is put off by her mother, who wants him first for herself. When she makes advances to him, stroking his hair, Cuchulainn gets angry and breaks one of her fingers. Cochor Crufe, one of Scathach's warriors, tries to avenge her, but is slain by Cuchulainn. Scathach treats Cuchulainn like a servant because of this, but Uathach nevertheless teaches Cuchulainn a "cles" (special martial feat) named "leap of the salmon" which he can use to enter the yew where Scathach trains her sons in secret martial arts, under the condition of getting her mother to grant and fulfill three wishes, one of them being to marry her.

   Breton. The Celtic goddess of the river Wharfe (North Yorkshire, England).

   The Gaulish god of the Vosges Forest in France.

   Irish. A sparsely known Celtic river deity.
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