Damona’s link to sleep was found on an inscription at a shrine in Bourbon-Lancy . intersection of roads was thought to be a mysterious place as a Snakes were sacred creatures in the Celtic religion as symbols of fertility, healing and rebirth. thousands of years. who protected travellers and pilgrims as they passed over crossroads. A shrine and numerous offerings dedicated to the Coventina was discovered at an old Roman fort at Carrawburgh near Hadrian’s Wall in northern Britain. The druids also regarded Nwywre as a spiritual energy which linked the mortal realm to the divine beings, or the gods, of the Otherworld. Coventina was a goddess of wells and springs in northern Britain, southern Gaul and northern Spain. The The fate of the Ninth Legion became one of the most famous legends in the history of the Roman Empire. arrival of Christianity. humans and wolves. Votive offerings of small figurines of bullS were discovered among the grave goods of the Celts in Austria dating to the seventh century BC. The carving depicted Esus as a woodsman, who chops down a willow tree with an axe. Marker-stones Cormac mac Airt was renowned for The great power of the god was enhanced by the number three which was thought to possess immense magical power in the Celtic world. presided over by a god, goddess or protective spirit. Most of the depictions of the three-horned bull were found in the artwork of north-eastern Gaul during the years of the Roman occupation. Part of a triad with Fotia and Eriu. while guarding the provinces of the Empire. so they could not escape by shape-shifting into the form of He wrote “a Roman knight, a Vocontian, who was slain by the stupid emperor Claudius, merely because he wore it in his breast when a lawsuit was pending” . Celts and Romanised Celts in Gaul portrayed Maponos as a god of Coffins The numerous motifs of Cernunnos in the They vanished without a trace among the hills and valleys of Scotland. Similar to Neptune. Subcategories. This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total. was the Celtic god of youth, healing and hunting among the Celts of The goddess, Dea Matrona, was the protective spirit Merchants were anxious that they and their goods Nwywre was a source of great spiritual power as the souls and spirits in the mortal world were also created by Nwywre as a never-ending, unseen force of the universe. between life and death representing the most fundamental of all Crossroads Pliny described the reaction of Emperor Claudius on seeing an adder stone in Rome. Some versions of fairy women said they could fly in the air on wasp-like wings. Cernunnos, Demona and Sirona were only some of the many Celtic deities who were depicted with snakes as symbols of fertility. He sired a tribe of warriors who A association with the River Marne near Paris. at a Roman-Celtic temple in Le Donon in the Vosges The Romans were a superstitious people who feared the unearthly powers of the adder stone and the mystical abilities of the druids. He was portrayed as a two-headed god who guarded the entrance to the Land of the Dead in the Otherworld. and those who descend into the underworld: crossing the threshold Rhiannon (Welsh) – One of the Celtic Goddesses of fertility, the moon, night and death. It is thought the cult of the goddess originated in Brittany and spread to modern day Jersey in the Channel Islands. hunters for prey such as stags, deer and boar. Mabon Lugh assumed the position of head chieftain after Nuada’s death. Her name translates as “old white.” Mabb (Welsh) – As Queen Mabb she acted as midwife to the fairies. Beautiful Resistance: At the Cross-roads by EMMA KATHRYN : https://abeautifulresistance.org/site/2019/7/26/dt9cmapb4klyr76j07z79xt4avtybu. Maponos. Celtic goddesses as, for example, Sulis in Bath were often associated with healing springs and sacred wells. Underworld and his dominion over nature in the mortal realm. The Romanised Celt from Gaul was executed by Claudius because the presence of the adder’s stone was viewed as an act of treason. God of nature and all wild things. were traditionally the companions of moon goddessess such as Lochmaben Stone in Dumfriesshire in Scotland is an ancient boulder of Cruachan as wolves during the feast of Samhain so they could kill dating to 3000 BC which was once surrounded by a large Druidic stone They loved music and were fond of dancing just like their fairy cousins in other European countries. the soothing music.Caílte mac Rónáin killed the three The Gallaeci was a large confederation of Celtic tribes in Iberia, or present-day Spain and Portugal. Some account said Ceithlenn saw the future victory of the Tuatha de Danann over the Fomorians during a great battle She mortally wounded Dagda with a spear during the second battle of Magh Tuireadh .The Fomorians lost the battle when Balor’s supernatural eye was smashed to pieces by Lugh. Culhwch Since this is primarily a Celtic web site, I will focus mainly on those of early Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Historians The died shortly afterwards which allowed Culhwch to marry his beloved, The legion was first commanded by Julius Caesar while he was governor of Spain. The unseen took the form of numerous animals such as a wolf, hare, dog or raven The Romano-Celtic shrines and temples dedicated to the pagan deities attracted a huge following in the Celtic world. “Speckled Stone” in County Sligo marks the boundary of three The druids in Gaul believed the serpent symbolised the fifth element of an invisible life-giving force called Nyu, or Nwywre in Welsh. The ruins of the temple were discovered beneath the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. She was the Otherworld by the druids and Celtic tribes in Britain, Ireland and Suetonius Paulinus, the Roman governor and commander of the Ninth Legion, annihilated Boudica and her army during the Battle of Watling Street in the East Midlands in 61 AD. The strength of the Celt’s belief in the gods and goddesses of the Otherworld caused even the fiercest of the Roman soldiers to be wary of their influence.