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List of Gods : "Celtic"   (200++ records)

NameOrigin Description
God name
"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.
God name
"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
God name
"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.

"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
Goddess name
"Ardwinna"
British Celtic Goddess of the wildwood. Ardwinna demands a fine of money for every animal killed in her wood British
Goddess name
"Carravogue"
British / Ireland Local Crone Goddess from County Meath who was transformed into a huge snake for eating forbidden berries. Her original purpose is basically lost in modern times because her stories became so absorbed by Christian legends which attempt to make her a Celtic Eve. British / Ireland
God name
"Bormanus"
Briton God of hot springs Celtic / Briton

"Cirein Croin"
Caithness A sea-serpent and the largest animal in the world. Celtic. Caithness
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God name
"Abandinus"
Celtic An obscure Celtic deity, possibly a river-god. He is currently known only from a single inscription from Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, England: a bronze votive feather is dedicated to him with the fragmentary text "to the god Abandinus, Vatiaucus gave this from his own resources" inscribed on a plaque.
Goddess name
"Abnoba"
Celtic Goddess of the hunt, similar to the Roman Diana. Celtic
Goddess name
"Achtland"
Celtic Goddess queen who no mortal man could sexually satisfy, so she took a giant from the faery realm as her mate. Celtic
Goddess name
"Aeval"
Celtic A goddess of sexual relations & small size
Goddess name
"Aeval .Aibell Aoibhell"
Celtic Aeval aka Aibell Aoibhell, was a goddess or fairy queen of Munster. She determined if husbands were sexually satsifying their wives. Celtic
Goddess name
"Aidin"
Celtic Goddess of love and sexuality Celtic

"Alaunus"
Celtic a local name from the Mannheim area for Mecurius
God name
"Amaethon"
Celtic A god of Agriculture
Deity name
"Amaethon / Amathaon"
Celtic Amaethon aka Amathaon ‘great ploughman', was a son of Don and an agricultural deity. Celtic
Goddess name
"Annis"
Celtic The black goddess

"Annwn"
Celtic The British Hades, represented as a sea-girdled, revolving fortress. Celtic
God name
"Anpao"
Celtic The god of death. Son of Mider and Fuamnach. Celtic
Goddess name
"Arito"
Celtic A random winged goddess character
God name
"Artaius"
Celtic God of sheep and cattle herders from Celtic Gaul. Later, the Romans identified him with Mercury.
Goddess name
"Aufaniae"
Celtic A collective name for a group of Celtic mother goddesses worshipped throughout Celtic Europe. They are known only from symbolical inscriptions and they appear to have been found mainly in the German Rhineland. Celtic
Goddess name
"Aveta"
Celtic A goddess of female-fertility, childbirth and midwives, also associated with all fresh water. Celtic
Goddess name
"Banbha"
Celtic Goddess of Sovereignty, war and fertility. Celtic
Goddess name
"Bean Sidhe"
Celtic A Banshee an goddess of death.Celtic
God name
"Belenus"
Celtic God charged with the welfare of sheep and cattle, he also was God of the Sun and healer in some regions and associated with Beltane Pan-Celtic

"Biasd na Srogaig"
Celtic A mythical animal that had one horn on its forehead and dwelt in lochs. Celtic. Isle of skye
Goddess name
"Bidhgoe"
Celtic Female of Illusion, Goddess of love and of sexuality Celtic
God name
"Bile"
Celtic God of Hell. Celtic
Goddess name
"Bodua"
Celtic Goddess of war Celtic

"Bogan aka Bauchan"
Celtic A type of Hobgoblin. Celtic
God name
"Boibhniu"
Celtic Blacksmith god Celtic
God name
"Branab Llyr"
Celtic He is a god of the dead & can restore him is to life
God name
"Brenos"
Celtic God of war. Celtic
Goddess name
"Brigantia"
Celtic Goddess of the seasons, doctors smiths, poets, and women in childbirth Pan-Celtic
Goddess name
"Brigantis"
Celtic Goddess of the moon Celtic
Goddess name
"Brighid"
Celtic A goddess of education, healing, sore eyes
Goddess name
"Brighid"
Celtic Goddess of education, healing, sore eyes Celtic
God name
"Bussumarus"
Celtic God of storm and mist and fog and lightning and thunder. Celtic

"Carne"
Celtic A magic swan from the Lohengrin myth. Celtic

"Coinchend"
Celtic A semi-divine warrioress whose home was in the Otherworld. Celtic
Goddess name
"Conchenn"
Celtic Goddess of love. Celtic
Goddess name
"Coventina"
Celtic A goddess of healing & wells
Goddess name
"Coventina"
Celtic One of the most potent of the Celtic river Goddesses. Most likely Roman in origin. She was also the Goddess of featherless flying creatures.
God name
"Creidhne"
Celtic A god Metal working
God name
"Cronos"
Celtic Minor harvest & Sun god with Greek roots
God name
"Cu Chulain"
Celtic God of warriors and chivalry. Celtic

"Diarmaid"
Celtic Had a beauty spot which, any woman chanced to see it, would make her instantly fall in love with him. Celtic
God name
"Dis Pater / Dispater"
Celtic Dis Pater aka Dispater, was a Roman and Celtic god of the underworld.
Goddess name
"Dornoll"
Celtic Goddess of physical prowess Celtic
Goddess name
"Druantia"
Celtic A goddess

"Druidiactos"
Celtic The Celtic religious movement returning to the traditional pre-Christian values, customs and faith of the Celtic people.
God name
"Dunatis"
Celtic God of fortifications Celtic
God name
"Du'uzu Dunatis"
Celtic A god of fortifications
God name
"Dwyn"
Celtic God of love. Celtic
God name
"Dwyn/ Dwynwen"
Celtic A god of love
Goddess name
"Echraidhe"
Celtic Celtic horse Goddess
King name
"Elathan"
Celtic A king of the Fomors, father of Bress. Celtic
Goddess name
"Emer"
Celtic Goddess of wisdom Celtic
Goddess name
"Eostre"
Celtic A Goddess of animal reproduction. Easter is derived from her name. Celtic
Goddess name
"Epona"
Celtic Divine horse. Mother Goddess and goddess of horses. Celtic
God name
"Epos Olloatir"
Celtic horse God often seen as either a male or male representation and masculine aspect of Epona. Celtic
God name
"Esus"
Celtic The war god that may have been a tree god
Goddess name
"Fand"
Celtic A goddess of happiness & pleasure
Goddess name
"Fata-Morgana"
Celtic Goddess of the sea, illusion, enchantment, fate and death and queen of the Fortunate Isles. Celtic

"Ganna"
Celtic A Celtic prophetess, who succeeded Velleda. She went to Rome, and was received by Domitian with great honours.
Goddess name
"Gilfaethwy"
Celtic A son of the goddess Don and brother of Gwydion and Arianrhod in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi. His uncle Math ap Mathonwy, king of Gwynedd, must keep his feet in the lap of a young virgin at all times unless he is going to war. Celtic
God name
"Gobannon"
Celtic The god of metalworking and the patron of blacksmiths, mechanics, and craftsman. Celtic
God name
"Goibnui/ Govannon"
Celtic He is the god of the forge who's beer was so good, that the drinker gained immortality
God name
"Grannos"
Celtic A god of healing & springs
God name
"Grannus aka Grannos"
Celtic God of healing affiliated with hot springs and mineral waters. Celtic
Angel name
"Granozin"
Celtic Another angel of the 2nd hour of the night, this time serving under Farris.
God name
"Great Father"
Celtic The Horned God, The Lord. Lord of the Winter, harvest, land of the dead, the sky, animals, mountains, lust, powers of destruction, regeneration. Represents the male principle of creation. Celtic
Goddess name
"Great Mother"
Celtic Represents the female principle of creation. Goddess of fertility, the moon, summer, flowers, love, healing, the seas, water. Celtic
Goddess name
"Gwen"
Celtic Goddess of happiness who was so beautiful that no one could live if they looked at her to long. Celtic
Goddess name
"Gwenn Teir Bronn"
Celtic Goddess of motherhood. Celtic

"Gwyn fab Nudd"
Celtic A Celtic soothsayer. Brittonic Arthurian legend

"Gwyrthur"
Celtic Minor solar who brings the summer Sunshine. Celtic
King name
"Gwythelyn Gorr"
Celtic king of the Dwarfs whose magical bottles are required for the marriage feast of Kulhwch and Olwen. Celtic
Goddess name
"Habetrot"
Celtic A goddess of spell casting on the wheel of the year
God name
"Holly King & Oak King"
Celtic Two sacrificial gods
God name
"Holly King and Oak King,"
Celtic Two sacrificial gods Celtic

"Ialanus"
Celtic The male deification of riverside clearings. Celtic
God name
"Ialonus"
Celtic The personification of the land and fertility god. Celtic

"Icauna"
Celtic The patronness of the Yonne River Yonne. France. Celtic
Goddess name
"Iccovellauna"
Celtic Goddess of water. Celtic

"Ifurin"
Celtic The Hades of the ancient Gauls. A dark region infested by serpents and savage beasts. Here the wicked are chained in loathsome caverns, plunged into the lairs of dragons, or subjected to a ceaseless distillation of poison. Celtic

"Kerridwen"
Celtic Kerridwen, Wise Crone Mother, Mother of bone and stone, Cutter of Ties, join me and watch over my rites this Samhain night. Celtic

"Killmoulis"
Celtic An ugly Brownie, with an enormous nose and no mouth, who haunts mills. He is characterized by To eat he presumably stuffs the food up his nose. Although they often help the miller, they are fond of practical jokes. Celtic
Goddess name
"Latiaran"
Celtic Youngest of the three sisters who made up a triune goddess and a goddess of autumn and fire.
God name
"Lenus"
Celtic God of healing Celtic
God name
"Leucetios"
Celtic Thunder and storm god. Celtic
King name
"Lia Fail"
Celtic The Fatale Marmor or Stone of Destiny. On, this stone the ancient Irish kings sat at their coronation, and according to tradition, wherever that stone might be the people there would be dominant. It was removed to Scone; and Edward removed it from Scone Abbey to London. It is kept in Westminster Abbey under who royal throne, on which the English sovereigns sit at their coronation. Celtic
Goddess name
"Luaths Lurgann"
Celtic warrior goddess. Celtic

"Mab"
Celtic A miniature creature who drives her chariot across the faces of sleeping people and compels them to dream dreams of wish-fulfillment. Celtic Fairy tale
God name
"Mabon"
Celtic Minor Sun god who also ironically represses. & of freedom, harmony & unity
God name
"Mabon ap Modron"
Celtic Divine son, the son of Modron "divine mother"). Synonymous with the Ancient British god, Maponos. He was a hunter god who was stolen from his mother three days after his birth. He then lived in Annwn until he was rescued by Culhwch. Because of his time in Annwn, Mabon stayed a young adult forever. Celtic
Goddess name
"Madb"
Celtic A Celtic goddess of war.
Deity name
"Magog"
Celtic A mountain deity
Goddess name
"Mala"
Celtic Not actually a specific Goddess, more of a generalized concept of a Crone goddess. Celtic

"Mama Brigitte"
Celtic Guardian of the Cemetary and of the Dead. Celtic
Goddess name
"Marcia Proba"
Celtic Goddess of justice Celtic
Goddess name
"Matres"
Celtic Triads of mother goddesses Roman / Pan-Celtic
Goddess name
"Matrona"
Celtic Goddess of the Marne River Celtic
Goddess name
"Matronae"
Celtic These are the three mother goddesses that oversee fertility, they prefer peace, tranquillity & kids
Goddess name
"Medb"
Celtic Goddess of sexuality, jolly bonking, intoxication and war. Celtic
Spirit name
"Morganes"
Celtic These are female water spirit
Goddess name
"Morrigan"
Celtic Morrigan, Morrighan, Goddesses of war of death and destruction from prehistoric origins Celtic / Ireland
Goddess name
"Murigen"
Celtic A goddess of lakes, and associated with flooding. Celtic
Goddess name
"Nemain"
Celtic A goddess of war, and possibly an aspect of the Morrigan. Her name means 'panic' or 'frenzy', and causing it among warriors was her specialty. Celtic
Goddess name
"Oanuava"
Celtic An ancient earth Goddess from Celtic Gaul
God name
"Oghma"
Celtic The God of communication and writing who invented the Ogham Alphabet and gave it to the Druids. Celtic
God name
"Ogma/ Ogmius/ Ogmios"
Celtic A god of education, genius, eloquence, language & magic
Goddess name
"Onuava"
Celtic Goddess of earth and fertility, known only from inscriptions Celtic / Gaelic
Goddess name
"Queen of Elphame"
Celtic Goddess of death and disease often equated with Hecate. Celtic
Goddess name
"Ratis"
Celtic Goddess of the Fortress and strong walls. Celtic
God name
"Rigisamus or Rigonmetis"
Celtic God of war assimilated with the Mars. Celtic
Goddess name
"Ritona"
Celtic Goddess of river fords. Celtic
Goddess name
"Saitada"
Celtic Goddess of mourning and grief. Celtic
God name
"Segomo"
Celtic God of war. Celtic
God name
"Segomo/ Cocidius"
Celtic A war god
Goddess name
"Sinann"
Celtic Goddess of rivers. Celtic
God name
"Smertrios"
Celtic God of war and tutelary deity of the Treveri. Celtic
God name
"Sucellos"
Celtic The God of the Mallet. God of abundance, success, strength, authority, protection, regeneration, dogs, trees and ravens. Celtic
Goddess name
"Sul"
Celtic A Goddess of hot springs who came to Brittany from Celtic Gaul.

"Suleviae"
Celtic Guardians of the Well. Also associated with crossroads. Celtic

"Sun"
Celtic Called in Celtic mythology Sunna, lives in constant dread of being devoured by the wolf Fenris. It is this contest with the wolf to which eclipses are due. According to this mythology, the Sun has a beautiful daughter who will one day reign in place of her mother, and the world will be wholly renovated.
God name
"Taranis"
Celtic The god of thunder worshipped in Gaul and Britain. Celtic
God name
"Teutates"
Celtic God of the tribe Celtic

"Tridamus"
Celtic The male deification of bovine triplication, conceived as a manifestation of abundance. Celtic
God name
"Tuetates"
Celtic God of war. Celtic
Goddess name
"Ucuetis"
Celtic A Celtic god who, along with his consort Bergusia, was venerated at Alesia in Burgundy. The Divine couple are named on inscriptions of the Romano-Celtic period, and an image of a Divine couple has been found on the same site, the male figure bearing a hammer, the female appearing as a goddess of prosperity.
Goddess name
"Wachilt"
Celtic Goddess of the sea who rose from the depths and halted the ship of king Vilkinus of Norway, proclaiming that she was pregnant with his child. Celtic

"White Lady"
Celtic Dryad of death Celtic

"Ysbaddaden"
Celtic The giant is the father of the beautiful Olwen. He is cursed to die when his daughter marries, so when Culhwch comes to court her, he is naturally perturbed. He tries to kill Culhwch a number of times but ends up getting more injured in the process. Celtic
God name
"Belatucadros"
Celtic / British war god. According to some authors he is the horned god of the north equating to CERNUNNOS. The Romans syncretized him with the god MARS....
God name
"Camulos"
Celtic / British war god. Probably the deity from which the name of Camulodunum [Colchester, England] derives. Known from inscriptions and coinage bearing the symbol of a boar....
Goddess name
"Cocidius"
Celtic / British Hunting goddess. Northern British deity depicted in stone relief at Risingham (Yorkshire)....
God name
"Condatis"
Celtic / British River god. Northern British deity with stone votive inscriptions located in County Durham....
Deities name
"Herne"
Celtic / British / or Anglo - Saxon Chthonic underworld god. Known locally from windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England, he equates with the Welsh deities GWYNN AP NUDD and ARAWN and is, according to legend, the leader of the phantom hunt. Depicted with stag-like antlers....
Goddess name
"Aufaiiae"
Celtic / Continental / European Collective name for a group of mother goddesses. Known only from votive inscriptions and largely restricted to the Rhineland....
Goddess name
"Cathubodua"
Celtic / Continental / European war goddess. Known only from inscriptions and probably comparable with the Irish Celtic Badb Catha.See also MORRIGAN....
God name
"Esus"
Celtic / Continental / European God of war. Mentioned by the Roman writer Lucan but otherwise virtually unknown. He may have originated as a tree god. One carving [Trier] identifies Esus felling a tree with birds in the branches (see also INANA). Elsewhere he is associated with three cranes and a bull....
Goddess name
"Iccovellauna"
Celtic / Continental / European water goddess. Known only from inscriptions....
God name
"LENUS"
Celtic / Continental / European God of healing. A god of healing worshiped by the Celtic tribe of Treveri but later adopted by the Romans. The Trier sanctuary was a place of pilgrimage where large numbers of offerings were deposited, and carvings suggest that child patients were often present. Lenus's sanctuaries were usually associated with springs and some, if not all, had an abaton or room for recuperation....
God name
"Ialonus"
Celtic / Continental / European / British God of meadows. Known from inscriptions at Lancaster (Ialonus Contrebis) and Nimes....
God name
"Maponos"
Celtic / Continental / European / British Tribal deity. A youthful god worshiped by the Brigantes tribe in Britain and probably assimilated with APOLLO in the Romano-Celtic period....
Goddess name
"BRIGIT (exalted one)"
Celtic / Continental / European / Irish Fertility goddess. A major Celtic pastoral deity, described as a “wise woman, the daughter of the DAGDA,” Brigit became “Christianized” as St. Brigit of Kildare, who lived from AD 450-523 and founded the first female Christian community in Ireland. She was originally celebrated on February 1 in the festival of Imbolc....
Goddess name
"Andarta"
Celtic / Gallic Fertility goddess (probable). Patron goddess of the Vocontii tribe. Her name seems to have derived either from artos (bear) or ar (ploughed land).See also ANDRASTA....
God name
"Arvernus"
Celtic / Gallic Local tribal deity. God of the Arverni....
Goddess name
"Divona"
Celtic / Gallic Fertility goddess. Associated with water and known only from inscriptions....
Goddess name
"Nantosuelta (winding river)"
Celtic / Gallic Goddess of water. Identified as a possible consort of the god SUCELLOS. She frequently holds a pole surmounted by a dove-cote. In addition she carries the cornucopia of a fertility or mother goddess, but is also a domestic guardian deity and is often depicted with ravens, which may suggest further links with the underworld....
Goddess name
"Onuava"
Celtic / Gallic Fertility goddess. Associated with the earth and known only from inscriptions....
God name
"Smertrios"
Celtic / Gallic God of war. The tutelary deity of the Treveri. Allegedly the subject of a votive monument which depicts a bearded god holding a snake....
God name
"Aed"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic underworld god. Known from inscriptions. Aed mac Lir, son of LIR and Aobh was, according to tradition, turned into a swan by his stepmother, Aoife....
Goddess name
"AENGUS"
Celtic / Irish KNOWN PERIOD OF WORSHIP circa 500 BC . The son of the DAGDA by “the wife of Elcmar” (one of the kings of Tara) who may have been the goddess BOANN, Aengus lived in the Valley of the Boyne and was closely linked with the ancient funerary tumuli in the region. According to legend, Aengus fell in love with a maiden whose identity he sought in vain. As he wasted away, his father and mother made enquiries until they located Caer, daughter of the king of Cannaught, who lived on Loch Bel dragon in the shape of a swan with 150 attendant swans. Aengus eventually found her and he also changed into a bird....
Goddess name
"Aine"
Celtic / Irish Obscure sky or Sun goddess. May have an association with horses....
Goddess name
"Arm (2)"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic mother goddess. Closely associated with fertility and the primordial mother of the TUATHA DE DANANN. Twin hills near Killarney in Munster are called “The Paps of Anu.” Also Ana....
Goddess name
"Badb"
Celtic / Irish war goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN. Capable of changing shape at will. She confronts the Irish hero Cu Chulainn before a battle and terrifies him by turning into Badb Catha, the crow and harbinger of death....
Goddess name
"Bariba"
Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN. A name of the “Sovereignty of Ireland” to whom the king was married in symbolic ceremony. Also a goddess of war capable of changing shape from girl to hag, and into birds and animals.See also BADB, ERIU, Fodla, Medb and MAEVE....
Goddess name
"Boann (she of the white cows)"
Celtic / Irish River goddess. The local goddess of the river Boyne. She is one of the consorts of the DAGDA, alternatively of a minor local deity Elcmar, cuckolded by the Dagda who sent him away on an errand for nine months. The mother of Angus mac Og.See also AENGUS....
God name
"Bres Macelatha"
Celtic / Irish vegetation god. The son of ERIU and of the Fomorian king Elatha. He is therefore part TUATHA DE DANAAN by parentage but, having become Lord of Ireland, he sides with the Fomorians in the Battle of Moytura and is defeated. Concerned with the supply of food from the land....
God name
"Donn"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic underworld god. According to legend, he lives on an island to the southwest of Munster and is responsible for the passage of the dead toward the otherworld....
Goddess name
"Eriu"
Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. An aspect of the MORRIGAN. One of the deities who were known as the “Sovereignty of Ireland” and wedded sym bolically to a mortal king. Also a warrior goddess, capable of changing shape from girl to hag, and into birds and animals. She is patroness of the royal seat of Uisnech in County Meath. Eire and Erin are corruptions of her name. See also BADB....
Goddess name
"Flaitheas"
Celtic / Irish Tutelary goddess. A name applied to the “Sovereignty of Ireland.” By tradition Irish rulers-designate were offered a cup called the dergflaith to drink from, denoting their acceptance as consort of the goddess....
God name
"Lir"
Celtic / Irish God. The father of the sea god MANANNAN, the consort of Aobh and later of her sister Aoife. He had four children by Aobh: AED, Conn, Fiachra and Fionnuala. Out of jealousy Aoife turned the four into swans and set father and children against one another....
Goddess name
"Macha"
Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN (a trio of warrior goddesses with strong sexual connotations), she appears as the consort of Nemed and of Crunnchu. She is also a warrior goddess who influences the outcome of battle by magical devices. She can change shape from girl to hag and is generally dressed in red. She is depicted with red hair. She appears thus to the Irish hero, Cu Chulainn, before the Battle of Moytura when she suddenly changes herself into a crow, the harbinger of death. heads of slaughtered soldiers were fixed on the so-called Pole of Macha, and the ancient religious center of Emain Macha in Ulster is named after her.See also Banbha, ERIU and Fodla....
Goddess name
"Maeye"
Celtic / Irish Mother goddess. The mythical queen of Connaught. According to tradition her consort is Ailill and she represents the “Sovereignty of Ireland” at Connaught. She is thus the apotheosis of the land which is sacred....
God name
"Midir"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic god. Appears in polymorphic form. According to legend the consort of Etain and ruler of the land of Mag Mor. He lost an eye when hit by a hazel wand; the eye was replaced by DIANCECHT, the physician god. In Roman times he became more of an underworld deity. Also Mider....
Goddess name
"Mor"
Celtic / Irish Sun goddess. The progenitrix of the royal lineage of the kings of Munster....
Goddess name
"MORRIGAN (queen of demons)"
Celtic / Irish war, fertility and vegetation goddess. A complex goddess displaying various characteristics which are both generative and destructive (see also ANAT, INANA, IS'TAR, ATHENE). At the festival of Samain, she mates with the DAGDA to ensure the future prosperity of the land and as queen Maeve (Medb) of Connaught she was ritually wedded to the mortal king whose antecedent was Ailill. As Nemain (panic) and Badb Catha (raven of battle), she takes on a more warlike and destructive aspect. Rather than engaging directly in conflict, she uses her supernatural powers to spread fear and disarray. The Irish hero Cu Chulainn was thus visited on the battle field by BADB driving a chariot and dressed in a red cloak and with red eyebrows presenting an intimidating appearance. She is capable of changing her shape into various animal forms and in the guise of a raven or a crow is able to foretell the outcome of battle....
Goddess name
"Neit"
Celtic / Irish God of war. A minor deity identified as the consort of the goddess MORRIGAN in her aspect as Nemain. Also the grandfather of Balor, he was killed at the second legendary Battle of Moytura....
Goddess name
"Ogmius ( Ogma, Ogmios )"
Celtic / Irish God of poetry and speech. Very little is known of him, but the Roman writer Lucian mentions a Romano-Celtic god of wisdom, Ogmios, apparently assimilated with HERCULES and described as an old man with lion's skin holding a crowd of people chained to his tongue by their ears. NOTE: a goddess Ogma is also mentioned; she may have been a mother goddess in the original Irish pantheon....
Goddess name
"Rhiannon"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic horse goddess. The daughter of Hefaidd Hen and consort of PWYLL, she rides upon a white mare and is associated with the underworld and with fertility. May be virtually synonymous with the Romano-Celtic goddess Rigantona whose name means “great queen.” Authors suggest she is modeled on the goddess MODRON and she partly equates with EPONA....
Goddess name
"Sheela Na Gig"
Celtic / Irish Mother goddess. The primal earth mother closely associated with life and death. One of the rare depictions of Irish Celtic deities that have survived into the Christian era. She is shown naked, with large breasts, with her legs apart and holding open her vagina. The image frequently adorns walls of Irish churches. Also Sheila na Cioch....
Goddess name
"Tailtiu"
Celtic / Irish Goddess. By tradition the consort of Eochaid of the TUATHA DE DANANN, she is the foster mother of the god LUG and associated with the Lugbnasad festival on August 1....
God name
"Trograin"
Celtic / Irish Minor god. Tsai Shen...
God name
"Manannan (Mac Lir)"
Celtic / Irish / British Sea god. Extensively worshiped. From the name is derived the “Isle of Man” where, according to tradition, the god is buried. He rules the “Isle of the Blessed” and determines the weather at sea. Father of the Irish hero Mongan. Also Manawyddaw (Welsh)....
Goddess name
"Cailleach Bheur"
Celtic / Scottish Goddess of Winter. Depicted as a blue-faced hag who is reborn on October 31 (Samhain). She brings the snow until the goddess BRIGIT deposes her and she eventually turns to stone on April 30 (Beltine). In later times the mythical, witch-like figure of “Black Annis” probably derived from her....
God name
"Amaethon"
Celtic / Welsh God of Agriculture. A son of DON and brother of GWYDION, he is known from a limited number of Welsh texts and was engaged in a mythical battle against the ARAWN. Associated with ploughing and husbandry. The modern Welsh name for a farmer is amaetbwr....
God name
"Arawn"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic underworld god. The leader of the phantom hunt seen chasing a white stag with a pack of red-eared hounds. He equates with GWYNN AP NUDD, a similar deity known in South Wales. His chief underworld opponent is Hafgan and he bribes PWYLL, prince of Dyfed, to challenge Hafgan in exchange for a gift of pigs....
Goddess name
"Arianrhod"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic earth goddess. Responsible for initiation of souls in the otherworld in the tower of Caer Sidi. Mentioned in the Mabinogion texts as the possible daughter of Beli, consort of DON and mother of LLEW LLAW GYFFES and Dylan....
Goddess name
"Ceridwen"
Celtic / Welsh Goddess of inspiration. Depicted as the hag-aspect of the mother goddess, she is the consort of TEGID FOEL. Her children are Creirwy (daughter) and Afagddu (son). She allegedly prepares the caldron of knowledge....
Goddess name
"Don"
Celtic / Welsh Mother goddess. Described in the Mabinogion as the progenitress of the Welsh pantheon. Equates with the Irish goddess DANU....
Goddess name
"Govannon"
Celtic / Welsh God of skills. Son of the goddess DON.See also GOBNIU....
Goddess name
"Gwydion"
Celtic / Welsh God of war. His mother is DON the Welsh mother goddess. He allegedly caused a war between Gwynedd and Dyfed. He visited the court of PRYDERI, son of RHIANNON, in Dyfed, and stole his pigs. In the ensuing combat Gwydion used magic powers and slew Pryderi. He seems to have underworld links, hence the route taken by the dead, the milky Way, was named Caer Gwydion....
God name
"Gwynn Ap Nudd"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic underworld god. Known locally from South Wales. The leader of the phantom hunt which chases a white stag. He equates with HERNE in England and ARAWN in more northern parts of Wales....
God name
"Liew Liaw Gyffes"
Celtic / Welsh God. The counterpart of the Irish god LUG. The son of ARIANRHOD, he was raised by GWYDION. The heroic figure of Lancelot may be derived from him....
God name
"Mabon (son)"
Celtic / Welsh God of youth. The son of an earthly mother, MODRON. According to legend he was abducted when three days old. Also a god of hunters and fishermen. He is known particularly from northwestern Britain and his cult extends along the region of Hadrian's Wall. Known from many Romano-Celtic inscriptions and syncretized with the Romano-Greek god APOLLO....
God name
"Manawyddan"
Celtic / Welsh Sea god. The counterpart of the Irish god MANANNAN. He is the consort of RHIANNON and is regarded as a skilled craftsman....
Goddess name
"Modron (another)"
Celtic / Welsh Mother goddess. The mother of MABON, whom she subsequently loses. Her cult is closely linked with that of Mabon and she may originally have been one of the aspects of the goddess(es) MORRIGAN. In Christian times some authors believe that she became St. Madrun....
Demon name
"Morvran (sea crow)"
Celtic / Welsh Local god of war. The son of CERIDWEN and TEGID FOEL. Legend has it that he was extremely ugly and that his mother tried to imbue him with wisdom by preparing a special brew of inspiration. It was drunk by Gwion. Morvran was invincible in battle because his enemies thought him a demon....
God name
"Pen Anniwen"
Celtic / Welsh underworld god. Virtually synonymous with PWYLL and PRYDERI....
God name
"Pryderi"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic god. The son of PWYLL and RHIANNON. According to tradition, he was abducted as an infant from his cradle by a huge talon or claw, with the implication that the abduction was instigated by an adversary from the underworld, perhaps the family of Gwawl, a rejected suitor of Rhiannon. Pryderi was found in a stable and rescued by Teirnyon, who brought the child up as his son. Eventually the true parents of Pryderi were identified and he was returned to his family. His consort is Cigfa and he succeeded Pwyll to the title ‘Lord of Dyfed.'...
God name
"Pwyll"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic god. The so-called “Lord of Dyfed” who, according to tradition, brought the pig to Wales having received it as a gift from ARAWN, the underworld god. He earned the reward by substituting for Arawn and fighting his enemy Hafgan, in payment for an unintended slight to Arawn, whom he met one day while out hunting. His consort is RHIANNON and his son is PRYDERI....
Goddess name
"Tegid Foe!"
Celtic / Welsh water goddess. One of a pair with CERIDWEN, identified by the poet Taliesin....
God name
"Yspaddaden Pencawr"
Celtic / Welsh God. Possibly the counterpart of the Irish deity Balor and the Icelandic Balder. In the legend of Culhwch and Olwen, Olwen is identified as his daughter. He sets Culhwch several difficult tasks before he can obtain Olwen's hand. Culhwch retaliates by wounding him severely, but he cannot be killed until Olwen marries. This is presumably a distorted fertility legend, the original meaning of which is lost....
God name
"BELENUS"
Celtic, European, Irish Pastoral deity concerned with light, solar worship and healing. Considered to be one of the oldest of the Celtic gods thus far recognized. Celebrated long into the Christian era in the festival of Beltine or Cetsbamain, set on May 1, the start of the “warm season.” The rites involved lighting huge bonfires and driving cattle between them as a protection against disease. It marked the season when cattle were liberated after Winter to graze the open pastures....
Spirit name
"CERNUNNOS"
Celtic, Gallic Fertility and chthonic god. Cernunnos appears to have been recognized in the region of Gaul which is now central France. He is typically drawn as a man bearing the antlers of a stag, not necessarily representing an animal spirit but a deity closely involved with animals and one which can transform instantly into animal shape. In the Celtic world, horns and antlers were generally regarded as symbols of virility and fertility....