Abandinus  (Romano-Celtic)  A god of whom we know little of, except an inscription      reference in Cambridgeshire, England.
Abarta (Irish)  "Performer of Feats". A God of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Abelard & Heloise (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.
Abellio (Gaelic)  A god of apple trees. A local deity of the Garonne valley.
Abhean  (Irish)  The harper God of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Accasbel (Irish) The God of mead and wine. Was said to have created the first public drinking establishment in Ireland.
Adammair (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.
Addanc (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
and his wife, Dwyfach escaped the flood in an arc.  He was slain by
. and the waters receded.

Adna  (Irish)  He was a Bard God in the employment of King Conchobar.
Aeda   (Welsh)  He was the dwarvish faerie king who sought after the hand of the giantess, Vivionn, whom he later killed.
Aedh   (Irish)  Son of Ler, sometimes considered the 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.
Aengus  (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.
Aericura (Romano-Celtic)  A chathonic underworld god.
Aesun   (Irish)  An Irish God who's name means, "to be" Aesun is mostly reffered to by the Persians and in Scandinacia.

Ai  (Irish)  or Aoi Mac Olloman The bard and poet God of the Tuatha Dé Danann.  Son of Olloman.
Aichleach  (Irish)  Also spelled Ailach. He killed Fionn MacCumhal during the Fianna rebellion.
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.
Ainle  (Irish) The brother of Naoise and Ardan. One of the little known male Trinities.
Aitherne  (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.
Alaunus  (Germanic)  He's the Celtic version of Apollo, who was revered in the areas of Mannheim and Salzburg in Germany.

Albiorix (Gaulish)  Also known as Teutates. "King of the World"
Alisanos (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.
Amaethon (Welsh) Also 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.
Ambisagrus  (Breton)  Originally from Gual Ambisagrus was a God of rain, wind, hail and fog. He is the equal to the Roman God Jupiter.
Amergin (Irish)  A harper God of magick and seer's. Many poems today parting 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.
Amorgin (Irish)  Another poet God who is boasted for wisdom, wealth, and his quick tongue. The father of Conall of the victories.

Angus (Gaelic) or, Angus Mac Oc His name means "son of the young"; A  Gaelic Eros known for his physical beauty and golden hair;  his kisses become birds.

Angus Og (Irish)  or, 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
). Angus' kisses turn into singing birds, and the music he plays draws all who hear it to his side.
Anind  (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.
Anluan  (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.
Arannan  (Irish)  A son of Milesius, who climbed to the top of the shipsmast during the invasion of Ireland. He fell and was killed. Legends attribute his death to the Tuatha De Danann's Protection spell.
Arawn  (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 and 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 Macha.
Artaius (Gaulish)  A God of sheep and cattle hearders from Celtic Gual. The Romans identified him with Mercury.
Avagdu  (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.
Avalloc  (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.

Balor   (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.  Although Balor was born with two good eyes, one was  ruined in an accident; the eye is so hideous that he only  opens it in battle so that its venom will slay whoever is  unlucky enough to catch glimpse of it; his daughter marries Cian.
Belatu-Cadros (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.
Belenus (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
and Minerva of Rome, and with the Irish god Bile.  His festival is
, in May.
Beli   (Welsh) Brother of Bran the Blessed, and reputed to be father of all the Gods in some cycles. The Name is derived from root for "bright". Compaired to Bile, Bel, and Belenos.

Bendigeidfran (Welsh)  The Cymric equivalent of Bran.
Bile   (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 Dé 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
Borvo (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.
Bran   (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

Bress  (Gaelic/Irish)  (Bres)  Elathan's son; His name means "beautiful"; God of fertility and agriculture; one of the first kings of the Tuatha De Danaan. married to  Brigit of the Tuatha de Dannan.

Bodb the Red (Irish) He succeeds his father as king of the Gods.Ler: The gaelic Poseidon; married to Aebh, Bodb's  daughter, with whom he has four children.  After she  dies he marries Aeife, who out of jealousy turns the children into swans.

Camulus  (Gaulish)  Also known as Camulos Of the invincible sword:. A God of war mentioned by the Romans.  The name signifies  "Heaven"; God of war and sky; akin to Mars,  only more savage.  He gave his name to the Roman town of Camulodunum or Colchester.

Caswallawn (Breton)  God of war.
Cenn Cruaich  (Gaelic)  The Heaven-God (akin to Zeus).

Cermait  (Irish)  Called the "honey-mouthed" king of the bards and God of eloquence and literature.  sometimes considered an aspect of Oghma.

Cernunnos  (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.

Cocidius (Breton)  A God of hunting. The Romans equated him with their
Corb (Irish) A God of the Fomorians.

Condatis (Breton) A personification of water..

Credne  (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.

Curoi Mac Daire (Irish) A Celtic Sun diety; a giant armed with an ax, who brings storms..

Dagda (Irish)  Also known as Daghdha and Ollathair  (Great Father). He is king of the Tuatha de Dannans and father of many Gods. God of earth; "good God";  he posses a living harp and the "undry," a cauldron, where everyone find sustenance in proportion to his/her merits.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.  He is a formidable fighter, but a God of simple tastes who dresses in a brown tunic, hooded cape and leather boots.

Dewi  (Welsh)  The Red Dragon god. The emblem of Wales.

Diancecht  (Irish) God of medicine; he once saved Ireland by killing the giant serpent that was destroying cattle throughout the land.  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 also killed his own son whose skill in healing endangered his father's reputation.  Married  to Morrigu; among their children are Etain, who marries  Ogma, and Cian, who marries Ethniu, daughter of Balor, the Fomor.

Dön   (Welch) He 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.

Dwyn (Irish) A god of love.

Dylann   (Welch) sea god. Son of Arianrhod.

Elathan The beautiful Miltonic Prince of Darkness with  golden hair.
Eoch  (Irish) An important figure associated with a sacred well, and water in general. Also called  "the Daghda",  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.

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

Faus (Gualish)  A Pyrenean god of beech trees.

Fiachra (Irish)  A son of Ler.
Gilfaethwy  (Welsh)  The brother of Gwydion. His uncontrolled lust for
Goewin encompassed his doom.

Goibhniu  (Gaelic/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; and a potion that enables those who drink it to become  invisable;the Gaelic Hephaestus, he also is called the "devine architect." His name survives in Abergavenny, Goibhniu's River.
Govannon  (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.
Grannus  (Germanic/Celtic)  A god of healing, associated with mineral springs. The center of his cult was Aquae Granni (Achen, Germany). His consort is the fertility goddess Sirona.
Gwydion (Welsh) The Cymric equivalent of Goibhniu. In Welsh sources his hall is the Milky Way. He was the tutor and mentor of Llew.  In the Battle of the Trees (Battle of Cath Godeau) he transformed trees into warriors with whose help the deities of the underworld were defeated.
Gwyn ap Nudd (Welsh)  He is the Lord of the Underworld and master of the wild hunt.

Hafgan (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.

Idech (Irish) King of Dommu.

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

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

Leucetious (Gualish/Celtic)  A god of thunder.
Llew Llaw Gyffess (Welsh) The Cymric equivalent of Lugh. In the
, 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.

Llyr  (Welsh) The Cymric equivalent of Ler.  God of the sea.
Luchta  (Irish). One of a triple Smithy-Gods, his aspect is that of a wright, a mechanic, and an artificer.

Lugh  (Irish)  He is also known as Lugh- Lamh-fada, Llew in wales and
in Gual. Son of Cian and Ethniu and father of Chullain. called the "long-handed" or  "far-shooter";  Considered the chief Lord of the Pantheon, he is the called son of the Sun.  He possesses a magic  spear and magic hound; The Milky Way is called "Lugh's  Chain"; he is the "master of all art," an accomplished  carpenter, smith, warrior, harpist, poet, physician, cup - bearer, and bronze-worker.  His special day, Lugnasadh (the first of August), was one of the four great festivals in the Irish calendar.

Luxovius ( Gaulish)  A God of the waters of Luxeuil. Consort of Bricta.

Mabon (Welsh)  The Hunter God associated with youthfulness, he is offtimes  conflated 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.He has the power to make land flourish or waste away.

Manannan  (Irish) Also Manannan Mac Lir.  Ler's son; "God of the headlands"; patron of  sailors and merchants.  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.  His famed possessions include the  yellow shaft, the red javelin, the boat, the wave-sweeper, a  horse called Splendid Mane, and three swords named retaliator,  great fury, and little fury; he has the gift of in exhaustable life. He has several titles: Lord of Mists, Lord of the Land of Women, and as  Lord of the Land beneath the Waves.  He was believed to have been Cannonized with the name of Michael by Christian Mythology.

Manawydan (Welsh)  TheGod of the sea and fertility. Cymric equivalent to
.  Manawydan ap Llyr, son of Llyr and Penarddun and brother of Branwen and half brother of Nisien and Efnisien. Manawydan was a scholar, a magician, and a peaceful man. He married the Goddess Rhiannon, widow of Pwyll of Dyfed and mother of Pryderi.

Maponos (Irish)  A Celtic God associated with youth.
Math   (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.
Mathonwy   (Welsh)  Also known as Math ap Mathonwy.  God of sorcery. Father to Math.

Mider (Irish)  God of the underworld; His Name derives from the root for "middle", and implies judgement or negotiation.  His abode is Falga, the Isle of Man; Etain (Ogma's daughter) became his wife, but she was  aken away by Angus.

Mog  Ruith (Irish)  The one-eyed god of the sun who rides through the sky in a shining bronze chariot, or who flies through the sky like a bird. The word ruith is possibly derived from the Irish roth, meaning "wheel" (representing the sun).

Nechtain   (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.

Nemausus ( Gaulish) The god associated with the Springs of Nimes. In later times he became the god of the city of Nimes.
Noudens  ( Gaulish)  A derivation from Nuada.

Nuada   (Irish)  Also known as Nuada Arga-lamh (silver hand), Nudd, Lludd, and Lludd Llaw Ereint. Nuada lost his hand in the battle of
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 and Husband of Macha..  Likened to Zeus; called "he of silver hand";  killed by Fomor, Balor early in history of the Gods.
Nudd   (Welsh) Also known as Lludd or Noden. Another form of Nuada.

Odin (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.
Oenghus (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
). Angus' kisses turn into singing birds, and the music he plays draws all who hear it to his side.
Oghma ( Irish) also Ogma, A warrior God who is closely connected to knowledge, magick and eloquence.   he married Etain, daughter of
  Also known as (Ogma mac Elathan) the champion God of the
Tuatha de Dannan
in Cath Maige Tuired.Ogham script, the Celtic variety of runes; is named after him.  He is said to have designed the letters as a way of encoding knowledge, they were not granted to him by mystical vision.  He is a cognate of the Roman Hercules.

Ogmios   (Gualish)  The warrior God who is equated with the Roman
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.
Pryderi (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".

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

Robur   (Gaulish)  He is the  god of oak trees.

Segomo   (Gaulish)  Is a ) god of war and victory.

Smertrios   (Gaulish)  Is a God of war who was  worshipped by the Gaulish Treveri peoples. He is portrayed as a bearded athlete who, with a club, is about to kill a snake.

Sucellos   (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.
Taran   (Welsh) A Jovian figure whose name means "Thunder". He is also known as Taranis in the Gualish  pantheon.
Taranis (Gaulish)  God whose name means "Thunderer". Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.
Teutates   (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.
Tuireann   (Irish)  Husband to Brigit (Brigid).

The opponents of Tuatha de Dannan are the children of  Domnu, which  signifies "under-sea."  Offsptring of  "Chaos and Old Night" they are, for the most part  grotesque creatures, often with physical deformities. These gods of death and darkness are listed.


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

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

Adsullata (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.
Aeb   (Irish/Welsh)  Also 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.

Aeron   (Welsh)  A river Goddess, but one whose name derives from the root for "slaughter". Thus, She may be considered as an aspect of Aerten or  the Morrigan.
Aerte (Cornish/Welsh)  Also Aerfen A Goddess of fate who presided over the outcome of war between several Celtic clans. She had a shrine at
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.
Aeval   (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.
Agrona (Welsh)  Goddess of strife and slaughter. The river Aeron in Wales is named after her. She is equated with Aeron, and the Morrigan.

Aibell   (Irish)  Also 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.
Aibheaog   (Irish)  A fire Goddess also known as Tobar Brid.
Aife   (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 jealous of her step children, so she turned them into swans for nine hundred years.

Aimend (Irish/Scottish)  A minor Celtic Sun Goddess, who was said to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Liodhe.
Aine   (Irish) She 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
. She is said to have been the daughter of Ouel, a sage and seer of the Tuatha De Danann.
Airmid   (Irish) A daughter of Diancecht, the God of Medicine.  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 jealousy again and swept them away scattering nearly all of the knowledge.

Almha   (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.

Arnemetia  (Breton)  A water goddess.

Ancamna   (Welsh)  A water goddess.
Ancasta   (Anglo-Celtic)  All is lost of this Goddess who only survives through the insription on a stone in Hampshire.
Andarta   (Gaelic)  A warrior and fertility Goddess in Celtic France.
Andraste (Breton)  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.

Anu  (Irish)  Also known as Ana,  Anann, 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''.
Arduinna  (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.
Ardwinna   (Breton)  A woodland Goddess who haunted the forests of
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.
Arianrhod (Welsh)  One of the descendants of Don. She had two brothers,
and Gwydion the sister of Math and Mathonwy The mother of
. 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".

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

Aveta  (Gaelic)  Goddess of birth and midwives.

Badb   (Irish)  Calleed "the Fury" One of the triple Warrior goddesses of the Tuatha De Danann.  Badb, having  the virgin aspect of the Tripple goddess. They were known of the collectively as the Morrigan. Like her mother,
, She was depicted either as a rider on horseback or in the form of a crow with a crimson (bloody) mouth.

Badb Nechtan (Irish)  she was the water-god whose sacred well was a source of knowledge.

Banbha (Irish)  One of the triple Goddesses (with Fotla and Eriu).  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".
Beag   (Irish)  A goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, associated with a magic well.

Bebhionn  (Irish)  An underworld goddess and a patron of pleasure.

Belisama  (Gualish)  Goddess of light and fire, the forge, and of crafts. She is the wife of the god Belenus and is associated with the roman Minerva.
Berecyntia (Gaulish) A goddess, which is thought to be the same as the Irish Brigid.

Blodeuedd   (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.
Boand   (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 and the Dagda have many famous children  including Bridgit, Angus, Mider, Ogma, and Bodb the Red.  The river Boyne is named after her.

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

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

Boand   (Irish)  In some sources a wife of the Dagda.

Brigit  (Gaelic/Irish & Breton)  (Brigid)A triple Goddess associated with of the hearth, fire and poetry; and Forge.  Best loved  of all deities Candlemas is held in her honor.  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 likened to the Welsh  Caridwen Cerridwen).

Brigantia   (Gaelic/Breton) tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in Yorkshire and the goddess of the rivers Braint and Brent, which were named after her. Brigantia was also a pastoral goddess associated with flocks and cattle.

Bronach  (Irish)  A goddess of cliffs.

Cailleach  (Scottish)  She is an ancient goddess, both in worship and in form and is referred to as the "Mother of All" in parts of Scotland.  She is a sorceress who created the earth.  Also known as Scotia, she is depicted as an old hag with the teeth of a wild bear and boar's tusks.
Cailleach Beara   (Irish)  A Celtic deity said to turn to stone on Beltane and be reborn on Samhain.  She is represented as a hag or 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.

Camma (Breton) The The goddess of the hunt.

Carman (Irish) The Goddess was   destructive witch and the goddess of evil magic. whose three equally destructive sons: Dubh, ("darkness") and
("evil") Calma, also called Dian ("violence") ravaged Ireland before they were finally defeated  by the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Cerridwen   (Welsh) Also Caridwen, Ceridwen) 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.
Cliodhna   (Irish/Gaelic) Also Cliodna The Goddess of beauty and the otherworld. She later became a fairy queen in the area of Carraig Cliodhna in
County Cork

Clota   (Gaelic) Goddess of the river Clyde.

Coventina   (Breton)  A Goddess of water and springs. She was known locally in the area of Carrawburgh along Hadrian's Wall.
Creiddylad   (Welsh)  The daughter of Llyr. She appeared in one of Shakespeare's plays, King Lear, as the king's daughter Cordelia.

Cruacha   (Irish) An obscure figure, maidservant to Etain.

Cyhiraeth  Irish) A goddess of streams. She later entered folklore as a spectre haunting woodland streams. Her shriek was said to foretell death as the Banshee.

Damara  (Anglo-Celtic) A feritility goddess, associated with the month of May.

Damona (Gaulish)  Goddess of fertility and healing; her name means "divine cow". She is the spouse of Borvo.

Danu   (Irish & Aryan) Also known by Don, Anu, and Dana. She is the goddess of the Tuatha Dé 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.

Don (Welsh)  She was the great mother goddess; the Welsh equivalent of the Irish Danu.

Edain   (Irish) Goddess who is associated with horseback-riding. She is probably equivalent to the Gaulish goddess Epona,

Epona  (Gaulish)  Female associated with sovereignty and rulership. Aspect is as a horse, which are sacred to her.
Eriu   (Irish)  She belongs to the Fomorians , is one of the daughters of
.  The triple Goddesses who are patronesses of all Ireland.  The other two were Fotla and Banbha. She is a;so the mother of Bres, king of Ireland.
Etain  (Irish)  Wife of Mider.,  the mother of Liban by Eochaid.
Fand (Iris). Wife of Manannan. The Name is a cognate with"Venus".

Fea (Gaulish)  Known as "the ugly",  War Goddess called the hateful.
Possibly part of the  Tripple  War Goddess Nemhain.

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

Fotla (Gaelic/Irish)  and known as Fodla. One of the triple goddesses who lent their name to Ireland. The other two were Banbha and Eriu.

Goewin (Welsh)  The footmaiden of Math.

Gwenn Teir Bronn (Gaelic)  Goddess of motherhood.

Hafren  (Welsh) Another river Goddess, she is the tutulary of the River

Heloise & Abelard   (Breton)  Goddess of love, loyalty, and couples. She and Abelard 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.

Icaunus (Gaulish/Irish)  River diety, also nown as Yonne. Spirit of the river Yonne.

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

Macha,  (Irish)  Battle Goddess, daughter of Ard Greimme She was the High Queen and one of the greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan.
She was goddess of war and fertility who could take the shape of a crow. She, along with her Daughters:
Badb and Morrigu, formed the Tripple goddess known as the Morrigan.  They used powers of enchantment to bring mists , clouds of darkness, and showers of fire and blood over the
Firbolgs at Teamhair
for three days. She fed on the heads of men slain in battle, "her acorn crop." She was killed by Balor in the second battle of
Magh Tuireadh

Matres (Celtic /Gualish).  A mother goddess.

Matrona (Irish/Gualish).  Also called Dea Matrona.  The Mother Goddess. The Earth Mother. Same as the Welsh, Modron.
Medb  (Irish)  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. She is sometimes mistaken for one of the triple Goddesses of Morrigan.

Modron   (Welsh) Same as Irish counterpart, Matrona.

Morrigu   (Irish)  The Daughter of Macha and one of the triple Warrior goddesses of the Tuatha De Danann.  Morrigu (had the Mother aspect of the Tripple Goddess). Who were known of the collectively as the Morrigan. Like her mother, Macha, she was depicted either as a rider on horseback or in the form of a crow with a crimson (bloody) mouth.(her name is sometimes confused with the Morrigan. She and Babd avenged the death of their Mother.  After the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, only four men of the
, were left in Ireland.

Morrigan (Irish) Was the collective name of the Triple War Goddess.  Made up of Macha "the aspect of Mother" and her Two Daughters:  Morrigu
(sometimes confused with Morrigan)  "oddly;
the aspect of the Crone"; and
, "the virgin aspect". Were part of this Triad. They were all blood thirsty War Goddesses and rode horseback into battle, wielding broadswords and decapitated all in their path.  They were said  to feed on slain enemies and drink from their skulls. When Macha was killed in battle with the Formorians, she was avenged by her Two Daughters.  Afterwards various other war goddesses have often been thought of as the third of the triad.

Nantosuelta   (Gualish)  Also Nantosuetta  She is Goddess of nature. She is the consort to Sucellos, the controller of the other world, asoa goddess of the realm of the dead.  Her name can be translated to be, sun warmed valley, or who make the valley bloom.  She is represented with a cottage on her hand.  Her attribute is as cornucopia ("horn of plenty"), which refers to her aspect of fertility goddess.

Nehalennia   (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.

Nemetona (Irish) Goddess of sacred groves or shrines (nemeton, "shrine").

Nemhain  (Germanic)  she was the goddess of war and battle. A triple Goddess of the Valkyries, similar to/ and often mistaken for the Morrigan 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.

Nemon,  (Gaulish)  known as the venomous; One of the aspects of the tripple goddess Nemhain.

Rhiannon (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, (so is considered a Horse goddess)until her son is returned to her. She is considered as an aspect of the Gaulish Epona.

Rosmerta   (Gaulish) Rosmerta was a Celtic goddess of fertility and wealth,  fire, warmth, and abundance. her name means "great provider.  She was a  flower queen and hater of marriage, Her attributes are a cornucopia and a stick with two snakes.  Rosmerta was the wife of Esus, the Gaulish Hermes. which has caused her to to have been mis-presented as the native consort of the Roman Mercury.

Sabrina (Breton) Celtic river goddess of the river Severn (southwestern Great Britain).
Scáthach (Irish/Scottish) She was a female warrior, and the Sister Aife, Goddess queens of the Isle of Shadow; known as "the shadowy one". She was famous as a teacher of warriors, and many Celtic heroes were initially trained by her.
Sequanna (Gaulish)  also called Dea Sequana,  Patron Goddess of the River Seine.

Shannon (Irish/Scottish) She was Goddess of the river Shannon.

Sheila-na-gig (Irish/Breton) A goddess of fertility in mythology. An ugly, troll-like creature. She prominently displays her genitals in an attempt to allay the power of death.

Shoney (Breton) A Celtic sea deity recognized in Britain.
Sirona (Gaulish) Another patron goddess of healing.

Sul (Breton) A Celtic goddess of hot springs, especially at Bath (Aquae Sulis).

Tailltiu   (Irish) Tutulary Goddess of the Telltown region of Ulster.  She is also worshipped as an an earth-goddess. She was the  nurse of Lugh. She raised him until he is able to carry arms.

Tamesis (Irish/Breton)  A goddess of fresh waters. Her name survives in the English River Thames and in Tamise, a French name for the Schelde (Scheldt).

Vivionn (Welsh)  She  was the  giantess sought after by the dwarvish faerie king Aeda whom he killed after she rejected him.d
                (another take on Legend)
   (Llew Llaw Gyffes ( NOT Lugh but his Welsh equivalent)

          Llew was the son of Arianrhod and Gwydion.  She gave birth to him, but Llew was taken away by his father,  who was also his uncle, and he was raised by him.   By tradition, only the mother can name a child.  Arianrhod refused to do so when Gwydion brought him to her.  She said, "Why do you prolong my shame?  He shall have no name until I give it to him."   The next day Llew was practicing  when Arianrhod remarked, "The fair one has a skilful hand."  Furious at being tricked, into giving him a name, she swore he would have no weapons unless she gave them to him.

          Gwydion presented Llew as a champion in need of weapons.  Arionrhod presented them to Llew.  Only after giving them to him, did she realize who he was.  She then swore Llew would have no wife of any race on Earth.

          With the help of the magician Math, Gwydion made a woman of the blossoms  of oak, broom and meadowsweet.  The woman was named Blodeuwydd which means flower face.  Llew and Blodeuwydd were married, but she fell in love with Gronw,  lord of Penllyn.   Llew and Gronw fought.  Llew was killed by magic but  revived again to kill Gronw by throwing his spear through him, even though Gronw was hiding behind a stone.  In doing so, he also  killed Blodeuwydd who had taken the shape of a deer and ran in front of Gronw to save him.  Gwyddion, in order to both save and punish Blodeuwydd, turned her into an owl.

          Blodeuwydd is the goddess of love, sovereignty, and wisdom who is similar to Persephanie.  She must have two lovers.  One in the first part of the year,  and a second one who kills the first one in the other half.  Llew  must marry her in order to become king;  and is only king while married to her.
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Brigit was one of the great Triple Goddesses of the Celtic people.  She appeared as Brigit to the Irish, Brigantia in Northern England, Bride in Scotland, and Brigandu in Brittany.  Many legends are told about Brigit.  Some say that there are three Brigits:  one sister in charge of poetry and inspiration, who inspired the Ogham alphabet,  one in charge of healing and midwifery, and the third in charge of the hearth fire, smithies and other crafts.  This catually indicates the seperate aspects of her Threefold nature and is a neat division of labor for a hard-working goddess.

Brigit was probably originally a Sun Goddess, and a charming story of her birth is that she was born at sunrise and a tower of flame burst from the forehead of the new born Goddess that reached from Earth to Heaven. It was likely She who inspired the line in the famous Song of Amergin:     "I am a fire in the head."  Her penchant for smithcraft led to her association by the Romans with Minerva/Athena. As a warrior Goddess, She favored the use of the spear  and the  the arrow.  Indeed, various interpetations of her name exist including,  "Bright Arrow," "The Bright One," "the Powerful One" and "The High One," depending upon the region and the dialect.

As a Goddess of herbalism, midwifery and healing She was in charge of Water as well as Fire.   A vast number of sacred wells and springs are named after or dedicated to this Goddess.  A story is told of how two lepers came to one of her sacred springs for healing and She instructed one Leper to wash the other.  The skin of the freshly bathed man was cleansed of the disease and Brigit told the man who was healed to wash the man who had bathed him so that both men would be whole. The man who was healed was now too disgusted to touch the other Leper and would have left him, but Brigit herself washed the leper and struck down the other arrogant fellow with leperousy once more before he could leave.  Offerings to the watery Brigit were cast into the well in the form of coins or, even more ancient, brass or gold rings.  Other sacrifices were offered where three streams came together.  Her cauldron of Inspiration connected her watery healing aspect with her fiery poeticaspect.

Brigit is clearly the best example of the survival of a Goddess into Christian times.  She was cannonized by the Catholic church as St. Brigit and various origins are given to this saint.  The most popular folktale is that She was midwife to the Virgin Mary, and thus was always invoked by women in labor.  The more official story was that She was a Druid's daughter who predicted the coming of  Christianity and then was baptised by St. Patrick.  She became a nun and later an abbess who founded the Abbey at Kildare.  The Christian Brigit was said to have had the power to appoint the bishops of her area, a strange role for an abbess, made stranger by her requirement that her bishops also be practicing goldsmiths.

Actually, the Goddess Brigit had always kept a shrine at Kildare, Ireland, with a perpetual flame tended by nineteen virgin priestesses called Daughters of the Flame.  No male was ever allowed to come near it; nor did those women ever consort with men.  Even their food and other supplies were brought to them by women of the nearby village.  When Catholicism took over in Ireland, the shrine became a convent and the priestesses became nuns but the same traditions were held and the eternal flame was kept burning.
Their tradition was that each day a different priestess/nun was in charge of the sacred fire and on the 20th day of each cycle, the fire was miraculously tended by Brigit Herself. There into the 18th century, the ancient song was sung to her:  "Brigit, excellant woman, sudden flame, may the bright fiery sun take us to the lasting kingdom."

For over a thousand years, the sacred flame was tended by nuns, and no one knows how long before that it had been tended by the priestesses.  In 1220 CE, a Bishop became angered by the no-males policy of the Abbey of St. Brigit of Kildare.  He insisted that nuns were subordinate to priests and therefore must open their abbey and submit themselves to inspection by a priest.  When they refused and asked for another Abbess or other female official to perform any inspections, the Bishop was incensed.  He admonished them to obediance and then decreed that teh keeping of the eternal flame was a Pagan custom and Ordered the sacred flame to be extinguished.  Even then, She remained the most poular Irish saint along with Patrick.  In the 1960's, under Vatican II modernization,  it was declared that there was insufficient proof of Brigit's sanctity or even of her historical existance, and so teh Church's gradual program against Brigit was successful at last and She was thus decanonized. It is very difficult to obtain images or even holy cards of ST. Brigit outside of Ireland anymore.

Her festival is held on Febuary 1st or 2nd.  It corresponds to the ancient Celtic fire festival of Imbolc or Oimelc which celebrated the birthing and freshening of sheep and goats (it really s a Feast of Milk).  This festival was Christianized as Candlemas or Lady Day and Her Feast day, La Feill Bhride, was attended by tremendous local celebration and elaborate rituals.  Her festival is also called Brigit. Brigit (the  Goddess  and the Festival) represents the stirring of life again after the dead months of the winter, and her special blessings are called forth at this time.  Since She was booted out of the Church for being Pagan,  it is incumbant upon us Pagans to restore Her worship to its former glory especially those of us of Celtic ancestory. Here is an ancient rite to invite Brigit into your home at the time of her Holiday:

Clean your hearth thoroughly in the morning and lay a fire without kindling it, then make yourself a "Bed for Brigid" and lay it near the hearth.  The bed can be a small basket with covers and tiny pillow added as plain or fancy as you like.   If you have no hearth, you can use the stove and put the bed behind it.  Then at sundown light a candle rubbed with rosemary oil and invite Brigit into your home and into her bed; use the candle to kindle your hearth fire if possible. Make your own poem to invite Her or use the ancient song mentioned earlier.  Let the candle burn at least all night in a safe place. You might even want to begin the custom of keeping the eternal flame.  it is a popular custom in some magickal and Wiccan traditions.  After all, it's up to us now to keep the spirit of Brigit alive and well for the next thousand years at least!!!

By Morning Glory Zell  from AMARGI Vol I. No.3  Feb. 1st 1989

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Summoning Spirit

The Celtic peoples were not of a single race, within a single body of government, or even a single mode of thinking.  But were a divergence of different tribes.  Some were nomadic.  Some were invaders.   Nordic tribes filtered in and out throughout the centuries.  Rome invaded.  Along with the Roman soldiers came large numbers conscripted into service. from many other cultures.  The Celtic lands were a melting pot.

Because of this there is a large and confused pantheon of Gods and Goddesses; that merged within the Celtic cultural heritage. I have tried to indicate the origins and sort them out and eliminate some of the confusion. 

The Celtic tribes, like most early pagans, worshipped Gods representing the forces of nature. The Sun, aspects of the weather and most importantly, water.  Practically every natural body of water has some Deity associated with it.  I have tried to include as many of these Gods and Goddesses as I have found.  If you know of any Celtic deities that I have not included: Please E-mail me and  I will be happy to add them.