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Romano-Celtic forest and river goddess in the Black Forest area. Her name is the source of the English river name "Avon" and its cognates in continental Europe. Also goddess of the hunt, similar to the Roman Diana.

In Irish legend, Achall was a loving sister who died of sorrow when her brother was killed in battle.

The Irish heroine who bore Cormac, the king.

In Celtic legend, this mortal queen could not be satisfied with human men, so she took a giant as her spouse.

A Continental Celtic goddess of rivers and springs, she may be equated with Sul.

Celtic goddess of the underworld and of magic.

The wife of Lêr.

A British war goddess, presiding over the fate of wars between the Welsh and the English. Her shrine was at Glyndyfrdwy on the River Dee. Tradition says three human sacrifices had to be drowned there every year to ensure success in battle.

Among the Celts of Ireland, Aeval was the Fairy Queen of Munster. She held a midnight court to determine if husbands were satisfying their wives' sexual needs, or not, as the women charged.

("slaughtering") A British warrior Goddess, perhaps a version of the Irish Morrigan, in that she is associated with rivers as well. Goddess of strife and slaughter. The river Aeron in Wales is named after her.

An Irish fairy goddess.

Aife I
("pleasant", "beautiful") Third wife of Ler, the evil stepmother of Aedh, Conn, Fiachra, and Finnguala, who transforms them into talking swans in a fit of jealous spite, as she was childless. When her misdeed was discovered, she herself was transformed into a vulture, and made to stay eternally in the winds.

Aife II
("pleasant", "beautiful"). The Irish lover of Ilbrech, she is transformed into a crane by a jealous rival. In such form, and as a water-bird, she becomes a part of Manannan's Realm; and when at length she dies, he makes of her remains the fabulous Crane Bag, in which he stores his chief treasures.

An Irish sun-goddess.

Along with her sister, she wrote the Brehon Laws, an ancient law code of Celtic Ireland which protected women's rights.

("brightness", "glow", "splendour", "glory") An Irish Faery Goddess of love and desire, she is also the tutelary Goddess of Knockany, Munster. Her name derives from the root for "fire", she may be considered as an aspect of the Brigit. She is sister to Grian; her father is either Fer Í or Eogabal. Daughter of Eogabail, who was in turn the foster-son of Manannan mac Lir. Later regarded as a fairy queen in County Limerick.

Aine of Knockaine
An Irish goddess of the moon at Munster, and patroness of crops and cattle. She is present at the festival of midsummer, and her blessing made the meadowsweet fragrant. She may be identified with Anu.
A goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland.

A form of the major Irish mother goddess; overlaps with Danu. Worshipped in Munster as a goddess of plenty. Gave her name to the Paps of Anu, twin hills in Co. Kerry. In her dark aspect, she formed a Fate trinity with Badb and Macha.

A Gaulish water goddess known from inscriptions in the Moselle valley, near Trier. Apparently recognized as a Consort to a divinity identified by the Romans as Mars.

("bear") An obscure continental Gaulish goddess known from inscriptions in Berne and in the south of France. Apparently a Patroness of the Vocontii tribe, and perhaps a counterpart or Aspect of Artio. She may also have a connection with Andrasta

(Andraste, Adraste) A British warrior Goddess of the Iceni tribe, who accepted sacrifices of hares and, perhaps humans. She is perhaps best known as the deity invoked by the Iceni warrior-queen Boudicca in her rebellion against Rome at King's Cross in 61 CE.

An Irish Celtic fertility goddess, venerated as the mother of the gods. The center of her cult was the fertile Munster in southeast Ireland. The two rounded hilltops near Killarny are called 'the two breasts of Anu'. Anu is occasionally confused with Danu.

An Irish warrior princess, sister of Scathach, who was teacher to Cuchulainn in the arts of war. Aoifa became Cuchulainn's lover and bore him a son, Conlai, who fate decreed would be killed by his father.

The tutelary Goddess of the Gaulish Ardennes Forest region. She seems to be a particular protectress of wild boars, and is imaged as riding upon one at least once. Often conflated with the Roman Diana. The Gaulish (Celtic) goddess of the moon, hunting, and forests. She was very popular in the Ardennes, to which she gave her name. She is accompanied by a boar, her sacred animal.

The Queen of Avalon in Layamon's Brut who will heal Arthur's wounds and restore him. Without a doubt, another aspect of Morgan le Fay.

("silverwheel") The Inner Peace of Motherhood is expressed by this holy Lady from Gaulish France, who wears a torc of rank and gazes quietly while breast-feeding her children. She may be the Welsh Goddess Arianrhod, associated with the Milky Way and mother of the twin boys Dylan and Lugh.
The mother goddess of Celtic Aryans, Keeper of the endlessly circling Silver Wheel of the Stars, symbol of Time. Beautiful and pale of complexion, She was the most powerful of the mythic children of the Mother Goddess Don. The willow is her tree.
Arianrhod was the mother of Llew; the tale of how she was guiled into granting him a name and arms is a mainstay of the Mabinogion.
She is associated with Night, with the star Polaris, and her hall is said to be the aurora borealis. As her name implies, she may very well be a late version of a Moon-Goddess. She had two brothers, Gilfaethwy and Gwydion, and was the sister of Math ap Mathonwy, who required a virgin's lap to place his feet in, unless he was at war. The word morwyn may mean either 'virgin' or 'free young woman', but it also indicates her divine status. When this virgin was raped, Math asked for a replacement, and Arianrhod volunteered. But when she stepped over his rod, she immediately gave birth to two children: a young boy and a blob. The boy-child was named Dylan; he was a sea-being who returned to the waves. The blob was snatched up by Arianrhod's brother Gwydion, who hid it in a chest until it became a baby. Arainrhod imposed three geases upon this boy: he would have no name unless she named him, he would bear no arms unless she armed him, and he would have no human woman to wife. Thus, Arianrhod denied him the three essential passages to manhood. Nevertheless, Gwydion raised the nameless boy, and one day Arianrhod spied a young boy killing a wren with a single flung stone. She called out that he was a bright lion with a sure hand, and thus he took that name: Llew Llaw Gyffes. Later, Gwydion faked an alarm, and tricked her into arming the boy.

The British-Celtic water goddess.

Artio of Muri, usually depicted in the form of a bear, she was the continental Celtic goddess of the bear cult. She may have been the consort of Essus, the agricultural god of the Essuvi. She is depicted sitting by a tree in front of a huge bear with a basket of fruit by her side, as seen in the Berne (meaning 'bear') region of Switzerland.

Continental Celtic deities. They seem to have been matron-like figures.

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