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List of Gods : "Britain"
NameOriginDescription
Acrasia Britain Self-indulgence. An enchantress who lived in the "Bower of Bliss," situate in "Wandering Island" She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. Britain.
Agrona Welsh A goddess of strife and war worshipped in Britain. The river Aeron in Wales comes from her name. Welsh
Albion Britain Son of a forgotten Sea God who may have been part of a lost creation myth. Was once said to rule the Celtic world. His name became the poetic name for Britain.
Albion the Giant Britain Fourth son of Neptune, sixth son of Osiris, and brother of Hercules, his mother being Amphitrita. Albion the Giant was put by his father in possession of the isle of Britain, where he speedily subdued the Samotheans, the first inhabitants. His brother Bergion ruled over Ireland and the Orkneys. Another of his brothers was Lestrigo, who subjected Italy.
Ambisagrus aka Bussumarus Britain Originally from Gaul, where his Celtic identity was lost during the Roman takeover where he took all the characteristics of the Roman God Jupiter. Weather deity who controlled the rain, wind, hail and fog. Britain
Ambisagrus/ Bussumarus Britain The weather deity
Ancasta Britain / British A Goddess who survives only in her name through an inscription on a stone in Hampshire. It is a possibility she is related to Andraste. Britain
Andrasta Icene Britain A victory goddess
Annis . Black Anna, Black Anny, Black Agnes, Cat Anna Britain/Celtic Annis aka Black Anna, Black Anny, Black Agnes, Cat Anna, Leicester witch with very sharp nails who wore a skirt made from the skins of her human prey. Britain/Celtic
Ardwinna aka Dea Arduinna Britain Woodland and animal Goddess who haunted the forests of Ardennes riding a wild boar. She commanded a fine for any animal killed on her land, yet asked for animal sacrifices on her feast day. Britain
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Ardwinna/ Dea Arduinna Britain A goddess of woodland & animal
Bebhinn Britain A goddess of the underworld and daughter of its ruler and a breathtakingly beautiful giantess with long golden hair. Britain
Belatu-Cadros aka Belatucadros Britain Belatucadrus, "fair shining one" or "fair slayer", a deity worshipped in northern Britain, particularly in Cumberland and Westmorland. He may be related to Belenus and Cernunnos, equated with Mars.
Belatucadros Britain The war god
Borvo/ Bromo/ Bormanus/ Gramnnos/ Belenos/ Toutiorix Britain/ Gaul The god of hot springs who replaced his mother Sirona
Briant Britain Goddess of the river which holds her name. Britain
Brigantia British A goddess in Britain and Europe. She was the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in northern Britain (modern Yorkshire) and of the Brigantes on Lake Constance in Austria. British
Burlond Britain A giant whose legs Sir Tryamour cut off. Britain
Campestres aka Matres Campestris Britain Campestres aka Matres Campestris, the Three Mothers, triple goddess of fertility and abundance usually depicted as holding bread and fruits and personifying the ancestor mothers of a family. Britain
Camulos Britain War God from the region of Colchester. Britain
Camulos Britain 'the powerful one' God of war. Also worshipped in Germany. Britain
Cathubodia Britain/Pan-Celtic Breton version of the Ireland goddess of the earth Banbha. Britain/Pan-Celtic
Cauld Lad Britain The Brownie of Hilton Hall. Britain
Cocidius Britain A major cult centre of this Hunter god in Britain was at Bewcastle in Cumbria, known in Roman times as Fanum Cocidi or 'The Temple of Cocidius'.
Dagonet Britain In the romance La Mort d' Arthure he is called the fool of King Arthur, and was knighted by the king himself. Britain
Dahud Ahes/ Dahut Britain A goddess of debauchery
Dahud-Ahes aka Dahut Britain Goddess of earthly pleasure. Britain
Dame du Lac Britain A fay, named Vivienne, who plunged with the infant Lancelot into a lake. This lake was a kind of mirage, concealing the demesnes of the lady "en la marche de la petite Bretaigne." Britain
Deae Matres Britain The mother goddesses, a triune of earth goddesses
Deo Qui Vias Et Semitas Britain Deo Qui Vias Et Semitas Commentus Est. 'The God who Invented Roads and Pathways' is mentioned on a single altarstone in Britain.
Devil's Arrows Britain Three Druid stones near Boroughbridge. Britain
Devonshire Britain A corruption of Debon's-share. This Debon was one of the heroes who came with Brute from Troy. One of the giants that he slew in the south coasts of England was Coulin, whom he chased to a vast pit eight leagues across. The monster trying to leap this pit, fell backwards, and lost his life in the chasm. When Brutus allotted out the island, this portion became Debon's-share. Britain
Dragon of Wantley Britain Warncliff, in Yorkshire. A monster slain by More, of More Hall, who procured a suit of armour studded with spikes; and, proceeding to the well where the dragon had his lair, kicked it in the mouth, where alone it was vulnerable. Britain
Dragon's Hill Britain Berkshire is where the legend says St. George killed the dragon. A bare place is shown on the hill, where nothing will grow, and there the blood of the dragon ran out. Britain
Dun Cow Britain The dun cow of Dunsmore heath was a savage beast slain by Sir Guy, Earl of Warwick. A huge tusk, probably that of an elephant, is still shown at Harwich Castle as one of the horns of the dun-cow. The fable is that this cow belonged to a giant, and was kept on Mitchell Fold (middle fold), Shropshire. Its milk was inexhaustible; but one day an old woman who had filled her pail, wanted to fill her sieve also. This so enraged the cow, that she broke loose from the fold and wandered to Dunsmore heath, where she was slain by Guy of Warwick. Britain
Dunroamin Britain God of semi-detached houses. Britain
Dunstan Britain Patron saint of goldsmiths. He burnt the devil's nose with red hot tongs. Britain
Dylan Wales/ Britain A guardian deity of the mouth of the River Conway
Dymphna Britain Saint of those stricken in spirit. She was a native of Britain, and a woman of high rank. It is said that she was murdered, at Geel, in Belgium, by her own father, because she resisted his incestuous passion. Geel, or Gheel, has long been a famous colony for the insane, who are sent thither from all parts of Europe, and are boarded with the peasantry. Britain
Elidure Britain A legendary king of Britain, advanced to the throne in place of his elder brother, Arthgallo, supposed by him to be dead. Arthgallo, after a long exile, returned to his country, and Elidure resigned to him the throne.
Epos/ Olloatir Britain A god often seen as a male form of Epona
Essus/ Esus Britain/ Gaul A harvest/ woodcutter god
Excalibur Britain Liberated from the stone. The sword which Arthur drew out of the stone, whereby he proved himself to be the king. Britain
Faids Britain The second class of Druids. Britain
Galapas Britain The giant slain by King Arthur. Britain
Gytrash Britain A malevolent spirit that appears as a large dog or horse, and leads people astray. Britain
Habondia/ Abondia/ Abunciada/ Habonde Britain A goddess of abundance & prosperity
Kalyb Britain The "Lady of the Woods," who stole St. George from his nurse, brought him up as her own child, and endowed him with gifts. St. George enclosed her in a rock, where she was torn to pieces by spirits. Britain
Lear Britain A legendary king of Britain, who in his old age divided his kingdom between Goneril and Regan, two of his daughters, who professed great love for him. These two daughters drove the old man mad by their unnatural conduct.
Locrin Britain Or Locrine. Father of Sabrina, and eldest son of the mythical Brutus, King of ancient Britain. On the death of his father he became king of Loegria.
Lud Celtic/British London; so called from Lud, a mythical king of Britain. Ludgate is, by a similar tradition, said to be the gate where Lud was buried. Celtic/British
Lud/ Nudd/ Nuada Britain This god is London's namesake
Marcia Proba Britain A warrior queen goddess
Maugys Britain A giant who keeps a bridge leading to a castle by a riverside, in which a beautiful lady is besieged. Sir Lybius, one of Arthur's knights, does battle with the giant; the contest lasts a whole summer's day, but terminates with the death of the giant and liberation of the lady. Britain
Melusine Britain/ Scotland A serpent goddess
Melwas Britain God of the underworld and the "king of the Summer Country". Cornwall, Britain
Mogounos Britain A Celtic god worshipped in Roman Britain and in Gaul. The main evidence is from altars dedicated to the god by Roman soldiers, but the deity is not a native Italic one.
Molmutius Britain A mythical king of Britain, who promulgated the laws called the Molmutine, and established the privilege of sanctuary.
Morrigu/ Morrigan/ Morrighan/ Morgan/ Badb/ Nemain Irish/ Wales/ Britain The Crone aspect of the goddesses who were a trinity responsible for war & ghosts
Morva signifies Locus Maritimus Britain Morva signifies Locus Maritimus. Sea-women and sea-daughters. "The fishermen who were the ancestors of the Church, came from the Galilean waters to haul for men. We, born to God at the font, are children of the water. Therefore, all the early symbolism of the Church was of and from the sea. The carvure of the early arches was taken from the sea and its creatures. Fish, dolphins, mermen, and mermaids abound in the early types, transferred to wood and stone."' Cornwall, Britain
Nehalennia Britain A goddess who was the patron deity of sea traders
Poeninus Roman/Celtic The divinity of the Pennines, Britain. Roman/Celtic
Puck or Robin Goodfellow Britain A fairy and merry wanderer of the night, "rough, knurly-limbed, faun-faced, and shock-pated, a very Shetlander among the gossamer-winged" fairies around him. Britain
Ruydera Britain The duenna of Belerma She had seven daughters, who wept so bitterly at the death of Durandarte that Merlin, out of pity, turned them into lakes or estuaries. Britain
Sequana/ Sequena Britain A goddess who lived beneath the rivers
Sheela Na Gig Britain Figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva. They are found on churches, castles and other buildings, particularly in Ireland and Britain, sometimes together with male figures.
Sirona/ Dirona Britain A goddess of beneficial hot springs
Taranis Celtic The god of thunder worshipped in Gaul and Britain. Celtic
The Giants' Dance Britain Stonehenge, which Geoffrey of Monmouth says was removed from Killaraus, a mountain in Ireland, by the magical skill of Merlin. Britain
Thrummy Cap Britain A sprite described in Northumberland fairy tales as a "queer-looking little auld man," whose exploits are generally laid in the cellans of old castles. Britain
Toutatis or Teutates Britain A tribal protector worshipped in ancient Gaul and Britain.
Vivien Britain Lady of the Lake. Vivien, mistress of Merlin, the enchanter, who lived in the midst of an imaginary lake, surrounded by knights and damsels. Tennyson, in the Idylls of the King, tells the story of Vivien and Merlin. Britain
Waking a Witch Britain If a witch was obdurate, the most effectual way of obtaining a confession was by what was termed "waking her." For this purpose an iron bridle or hoop was bound across her face with four prongs thrust into her mouth. The "bridle" was fastened behind to the wall by a chain in such a manner that the victim was unable to lie down; and in this position she was kept sometimes for several days, while men were constantly by to keep her awake. Britain
Wokey Britain Wicked as the Witch of Wokey. Wookey-hole is a noted cavern in Somersetshire, which has given birth to as many weird stories as the Sibyls' Cave in Italy. The Witch of Wokey was metamorphosed into stone by a "lerned wight" from Gaston, but left her curse behind, so that the fair damsels of Wokey rarely find "a gallant." Britain
Wrath's Hole Britain The legend is that Bolster, a gigantic wrath or evil spirit, paid embarrassing attention to St. Agnes, who told him she would listen to his suit when he filled with his blood a small hole which she pointed out to him. The wrath joyfully accepted the terms, but the hole opened into the sea, and the wrath, being utterly exhausted, St. Agnes pushed him over the cliff. Cornwall, Britain
Yeth-Hounds Britain Dogs without heads, said to be the spirits of unbaptised children, which ramble among the woods at night, making wailing noises. Devonshire, Britain