Day 193: 11 July 2020 Artio was a Celtic bear goddess.

The thermal spring sanctuary at Luxeuil provided evidence of the worship of other deities, including the sky-horseman who bears a solar wheel, and Sirona, another deity associated with healing springs.

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My last post was about Sirona’s consorts and partners, but she did sometimes appear alone. A healing deity, she was associated with healing springs; her attributes were snakes and eggs. Similar imagery was used to depict the popular Gaulish Goddess Sirona.

Hochscheid is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Day 147: 26 May 2020 Day 280: 06 October 2020 Day 162: 10 June 2020 She was sometimes depicted with Apollo Grannus or Apollo Borvo. His name is rarely directly attested in inscriptions, but his importance can be inferred from place names and ethnonyms, and his nature and attributes are deduced from the distinctive iconography of Gallo-Roman inscriptions to Mercury, who is widely believed to have been identified with Lugus, and from the quasi-mythological narratives involving his later cognates, Welsh Lleu Llaw Gyffes and Irish Lugh Lámhfhada. She wears a long gown and has a star-shaped diadem on her head (a link with the meaning of the name Sirona). The springs, called the Fontes Sequanae, are located in a valley in the Châtillon Plateau, to the north-west of Dijon in Burgundy, and it was here, in the 2nd or 1st century BC, that a healing shrine was established.

The inscription ( ILingons-M, 00002) is Thiron(a) et Apollo.

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Day 277: 03 October 2020 Incidence of Gaulish divine names in -on-. This page was last edited on 30 September 2020, at 19:44.

We use our offering to Sironâ as an example. The symbol Đ is used here to represent the tau gallicum, an additional letter used in Gaulish representing the cluster ts which was interchangeable with st- in word-initial position[2][3] and it is not a form of the letter "D". Day 55: 24 February 2020

Day 186: 04 July 2020 Day 10: 10 January 2020 Day 61: 01 March 2020 Lí Ban, water goddess. Sirona has another holy … Day 270: 26 September 2020 The Romans associated her with their goddess Valetudo, but as time went on she became closer to the goddess of social welfare, Salus. Ross, Anne 1992: Pagan Celtic Britain: Studies in Iconography and Tradition, Constable and Sons. In Celtic polytheism, Sirona was a goddess worshipped predominantly in East Central Gaul and along the Danubian limes. Day 54: 23 February 2020 The richly furnished spring sanctuary of Hochscheid (Cueppers 1990; Weisgerber 1975) was decorated with statues of Sirona and Apollo, again confirmed by an inscription AE 1941, 00089 Deo Apolli/ni et sanc/t(a)e Siron(a)e ... (to Apollo and holy Sirona ...).
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In Gallo-Roman religion, Luxovios, Latinized as Luxovius, was the god of the waters of Luxeuil, worshiped in Gaul.

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Schmid, A., Schmid, R., Möhn, A., Die Römer an Rhein und Main (Frankfurt: Societäts-Verlag, revised edition 2006), "Keynote Presentation - Great Lakes History Conference - Grand Valley State University", Sirona, a song based on the deity by Irish musician. Day 129: 08 May 2020 Day 293: 19 October 2020 Day 37: 06 February 2020 Many dedications were made to Sequana at her temple, including a large pot inscribed with her name and filled with bronze and silver models of parts of human bodies to be cured by her. Day 247: 03 September 2020 Day 60: 29 February 2020 Grannus was a Celtic deity of classical antiquity. She was particularly worshipped by the Treveri in the Moselle Valley. Day 182: 30 June 2020 Snakes can stand for water (their rippling motion) and healing (sloughing skin), making them prefect for a goddess of healing waters. Day 208: 26 July 2020 The symbol Đ is used here to represent the tau gallicum , an additional letter used in Gaulish representing the cluster ts which was interchangeable with st- in word-initial position [2] [3] and it is not a form of the letter "D". Visucius was a Gallo-Roman god, usually identified with Mercury. Day 255: 11 September 2020 Cormick, Finbar 1991: “The Dog in Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland,” Archaeology Ireland 5/4 (Winter 1991): 7-9. Day 44: 13 February 2020 Day 165: 13 June 2020 Food historian William Woys Weaver traces the origin of the pretzel to the worship of Sirona. Day 168: 16 June 2020 This inscription is of great interest, for it mentions the existence of a temple dedicated to Telo and Stanna. Day 66: 06 March 2020 Hygeia was one of his five daughters, all of whom have names connected to health. MacKillop, James 2004: A Dictoinary of Celtic Mythology, OUP.

Day 154: 02 June 2020 Her Irish variation was an ancestor/mother goddess.

[5] It was the result of selective acculturation. Day 137: 16 May 2020 Offerings - Narcissus flowers, honey. Day 50: 19 February 2020 Day 71: 11 March 2020 Green (103) thinks that a star-goddess, like the moon-goddess Diana, was linked to the menstrual cycle and childbirth. Day 262: 18 September 2020 Day 298: 24 October 2020 Day 94: 03 April 2020 Many of her temples and shrines were constructed around thermal springs or wells. Day 288: 14 October 2020 Day 27: 27 January 2020 Hamp, E.P. The evidence for Sirona is both epigraphic (inscriptions) and representational (sculptures and statues).

New Moon 16 Oct 20:31 Day 306: 01 November 2020 Many of her temples and shrines were constructed around thermal springs or wells. Day 232: 19 August 2020 Day 191: 09 July 2020 Day 173: 21 June 2020 Day 113: 22 April 2020 Day 273: 29 September 2020 In Celtic mythology, Nantosuelta is the goddess of nature, the earth, fire and fertility. Day 11: 11 January 2020 As the map shows, it is primarily concentrated in east-central Gaul, up to the Germanic lines, and along the Danubian limes as far east as Budapest. Day 253: 09 September 2020 The name of the goddess was written in various ways: Sirona, Đirona, Thirona,[1] indicating some difficulty in capturing the initial sound in the Latin alphabet. Day 133: 12 May 2020

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Somhlth. These were offered in return for healing, as well as fruit, meats, wine, etc. Day 282: 08 October 2020 Day 264: 20 September 2020

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Goddess worshipped by the Treveri in the Moselle Valley. Ucuetis is a Celtic god who, along with his consort Bergusia, was venerated at Alesia in Burgundy. Day 51: 20 February 2020

Day 1: 01 January 2020 Day 291: 17 October 2020 Day 302: 28 October 2020 New Historic Site Page Added - 29/03/2012, River Uncovered After 100 Years - 29/03/2012, Block Voting Cookie Icovellauna was a Celtic goddess worshiped in Gaul. Day 279: 05 October 2020 Day 296: 22 October 2020 Again there is a similarity with Hygeia, who also carries a snake. Day 40: 09 February 2020 Area of Influence:Healing, Fertility, Astronomy. Sexarbores is a Gallic god known only from inscriptions found in the Hautes-Pyrénées. Some inscriptions, such as those at Bordeaux CIL XIII, 00582, Corseul CIL XIII, 03143, the three from Ihn in Saarland, Germany AE 1994, 1256, AE 1994, 1257, AE 1991, 1248, Mainz CIL XIII, 06753, Mühlburg in Baden-Württemberg CIL XIII, 06327 and Trier (CIL 13, 03662) are to the goddess Sirona alone, deae Đironae. 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. Day 84: 24 March 2020 [6] Alternatively it may be an augmentative -on- suffix found in many Celtic divine names and epithets. There is a song dedicated to Sirona written and performed by Gavin Dunne. Day 106: 15 April 2020

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For the Greeks, the monthly and daily offerings to the house snake were vital to the household religion. Although SIrona’s cult did predate the Romans, all the images we have of her come from Roman times, and filter the Celto-Germanic goddess through a Roman sensibility.

By comparison of the various fragments, the suggested restoration is certain, except for the end of the first line and the beginning of the second line: Deo Telo et deae Stannae, solo A(uli) Pomp(eii) Antiqui, Per…ius, Silvani fil(ius) Bassus, c(urator) c(ivium) r(omanorum), consaeptum omne circa templum et basilicas duas, cum ceteris ornamentis ac munimentis, dat, which Noémie Beck translates as, ‘To the god Telo and to the goddess Stanna, Per[…]ius Bassus, son of Silvanus, curator of the Roman citizens, offers, at his own expense, this entire wall erected around their temple on the land of Aulus Pompeius Antiquus, and these two basilicas with the other embellishments and accessories’. Day 157: 05 June 2020 08. of 17. Two inscriptions refer to people dedicating or restoring temples, one from Ihn-Niedaltdorf (CIL XIII, 04235) and one from Wiesbaden in Hesse (CIL XIII, 07570). Many of her temples and shrines were constructed around thermal springs or wells. A stone with an engraved bust of Sirona from Saint-Avold, now in the Musée de Metz, bears an inscription ( CIL XIII, 04498): At Vienne-en-Val in the Loiret, a square stone pillar depicts Sirona, Apollo, Minerva and Hercules (Debal 1973). In Gallo-Roman religion, Sequana was the goddess of the river Seine, particularly the springs at the source of the Seine, and the Gaulish tribe the Sequani.

Day 202: 20 July 2020 Day 211: 29 July 2020 She was sometimes depicted with Apollo Grannus or Apollo Borvo. Nicholson (1999) has suggested however that if "Bricta is a title incorporating Bríg, it may actually be a title assigned to Sirona rather than a separate goddess".