Celtic Goddesses
Celtic Goddesses
Abnoba - A divine huntress goddess who was worshipped in the Black Forest during the Romano-Celtic time.

Aericura - A Celto-Germanic goddess called both Herecura and Aericura.  Sometimes she is seen as part of a divine partnership with the Dispater and there is a male counterpart called Aericurus found recorded in Northumberland at Corbridge.  She is dipected in Cannstatt as a mother goddess on a thron with a basket of fruit in her lap. 

Agrona
- A British goddess of Slaughter, similar to the Morrigan. 

Aimend - An Irish sun goddess.  The daughter of the king of Corco Loige.

Aine
- Irish goddess of love and fertitlity.  She is also a protectress of women and cattle.  Other associations are that of the moon and farms and crops.  It is said she is responsible for the body's life force and is very respected among Irish herbalists and healers.  Aine is also known as the fairy queen.  She is the daughter of Eogabail and identified with Anu, the mother of the Gods and the Morrigan.  Aine was worshipped as a love goddess on Midsummer Eve in legend.

Airmid - A healing goddess of the Tuatha de Danann.  Airmid is the keeper of spring and goddess of  medicinal plants.  She brings the dead to life again.

Ancamna - A Gaulish goddess known from epigraphic dedications.  She was associted with the cult of the healer god Mars Lenus; she was his partner and they both were worshiped at Trier.

Andraste - The Gaulish goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudica.

Anu - A Irish goddess of abundance, an earth goddess and the maiden form of Morrigan.  She is the manifestation of air, fertitlity, magick, the moon, and prosperity.  She is also called Ana and is accepted as the same deity as Danu or Dana.  The Paps of Anu in Co. Kerry are named in her honour.

Aobh - An Irish deity;the wife of the god Lir and had four children by him.  She was the eldest darught or Ailill of Aran and a foster child to the Bodb Dearg.

Aoife - The sister of Aobh, also a foster child of Bodb Dearg.  Like Aobh she marred Lir.  Out of jealousy she turned her sist'ers children (the children of Lir) into swans for nine hundred years. (Irish)

Arianrhod - Welsh goddess associated with the element air, full moons, karam, rencarnation, retirbution, and time.  Arianrhod is the sister of Gwydion and the wife of Dion.  Arianrhod means "The Silver Wheel".  She is the daughter of Don, sister of Gwydion, and mother of Lleu Llaw Gyffes.

Artio - The Gaulish goddess of wildlife. 

Badb Catha - An Irish goddess of war and the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess (the Morrigan).  She symbolises enlightenment, inspiration, life, and wisdom.  Her name signifies a raven or crow and she was married to Net (an Irish war god).

Banba/Banbha - A part of the Irish goddess trinity with Banba, Fotla, and Eire which represed the spirit and sovranity of Ireland.  The wife of Mac Cuill and mother of Cesair.  Her name is the symbol for "Mother Ireland" and she is an ancestor goddess.

Blodeuwedd - Welsh Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess.  Blodeuwedd represents initiations, lunar mysteries, and wisdom and is what is known as a "flower bride."  She is a flower bride, or woman made solely for a man to have, who takes her revenge.  She is married ot Llue and after attempting to kill him and commiting adultery is changed into an owl who forever haunts Llue.  She is also known for helping children and gardens grow.  She was conjured by Gwydion and Math.

Branwen - A Welsh goddess of love and beauty.  A daughter of the king Lir and wife of an Irish king who treated her badly.  Branwed died of a broken heart after her brother Bran's death.  She was also a sister of Manawydan and was on of the three chief martrarchs in the land.  Occassionally she will be reffered to as "the most beautiful woman in the world."

Bricta
- Female compantion of Luxovius (a god of the Spring at Luxeuil).  She is thought to be linked with Brighid.

Brigantia
- The British cognate of the goddess Brigid.  She is "The High One" and a principle Celtic goddess.

Brighid - A triple goddess of the Celtic pantheon.  The maiden aspect is the goddess of poetry and inspiration, the mother who is in charge of healing and midwifery, and the crone in charge of crafts and blacksmiths.  Her elements are fire and water and many wells and springs all over Ireland are decidcated to the goddess Brighid.  It is thought Brighid began as a sun goddess because the story of her birth tells of her being born at sunrise and a tower of flame beamed from her head.  The festival of Imbolc is often stronly associated with her.  The most famous and improtant shire to Brighid was a flame at Kildare that was kept burning for more than a thousand years.  Nineteen virgins tended the flame and were preistesses of Brighid called the Daugthers of the Flame.  These women were celebate and could not even talk to men, also men could not come near the shrine.  Bright was later turned into a popular saint by the Catholic church (St. Bridhig).  Brighid is also known as Brigit, Brigid, Bridindo, and Bride.  Brighid is the daugher of Dagda, wife of Bres (half Fomorii ruler of the De Danaan), and had three sons by Tuireann.

Boann - The Irish water goddess and wife of Nechtan.  She was drowned in the river that bears her name (Boyne).  There is also a legend in which she has an affair with Dagda and bears him a son, Aonghus Og.

Cerridwen - Welsh goddess of the Moon, Grain, and Nature.  Her symbol is her sacred cauldron of knowledge and is the patron goddess of poets and bards.  She is also assoicaited with magick, fertility, wisdom, inspiration, the art, science, astrology, fertility, luck, and death.  She was the wife of Tegid Foel and mother to Afagddu and gave birth to the poet Taliesin.

Cliodhna - An Irish goddess of Beauty and goddess of the Irish Otherworld.  She took the form of a beautiful woman and had three magical birds whom ate teh apples of the Otherworld tree.  Her birds sang so sweetly that the sick were lulled to sleep and healed.

Coventina - A British goddess of healing who was also known in Spain and Gaul and known by Sancra and Augusta.  Judging by the many pins found in her water pool/sanctuary she may have offered women a safe childbirth.

Cyhiraeth - Goddess of streams whos scream fortells death.

Daireann
- An Irish goddess.  The daughter of the Bodb Dearg and sister of Sadb.  She was Fionn's lover and gave birth to their son, Oisin.

Damona - A Gaulish goddess whose name means "The Great Cow."  She is a healer and fertility goddess and had many companions.  For example, Apollo Moritasgus, Abillus of Arnay-le-Duc, and Brovo or Bormo.

Danu - Irish goddess of rivers, wells, water, posperty, magick, and wisdom.  She is the daughter Dagda and in some myths the wife, and possiably and early form or Anu, the universal mother.  She is the mother of the Tuatha De Danaan, who's name means "the Children of Dana."  Danu is also an aspect of the Morrigan, and pratoness of wizards. 

Dea Arduinna - A Gaulish cognate of the goddess Flidhias, who ruled over the beasts of the forests and herded wild deer.

Domnu - Irish goddess of the Fomorii and a mother goddess and ancestor of all the Fomorii.  Her name means "Abyss of the Sea."

Don - The Welsh Queen of the Heavens who ruled over the Land of the Dead.  Don is the goddess of air and sea and associated with the moon and control over the elements.  It is said she is the Welsh form of Danu.

Druantia - The Queen of the Druids, goddess of the Fir and mother of the tree calaender.  Druantia is also ruler of sex, knowledge, creativity, protection, passion, growth, forests, and trees.

Elaine - Welsh aspect of the Maiden.

Eire - The Irish goddess for whom Ireland is named.  She is also the wife of Mac Greine.

Eirinn - The Irish mother of the goddess trinity of Sovreignity.

Epona - A Gaulish warrior and horse goddess often invoked by soldiers.  She was connected with maternity and was worshipped in North Africa, Rome, Yugoslavia, and Britian as well as Gaul.

Etain - Irish goddess.  Wife or daughter of Aonghus Og who fulfills the role of a goddess of sovereignty with her marriaged to him.

Flidais - Irish goddess of forest, wild life, and woodlands.  She is the wife Ailill and had a magic cow that could produce milk for 300 men in one night.  She is also associated with protection of wild animals and hunting and is known as a shapeshifter.  She roamed the earth in a chariot drawn by supernatural deer and called the wild creatures of the countryside her cattle.  She had a daughter called Fland who was a lake maiden.

Geofon - A British ocean goddess.

Grian - An Irish solar deity belived to be a twin of Aine. 

Gwyar - The wife of the Welsh god of heaven.

Ianuaria - A Gaulish goddess of music.

Icovellauna - A Gaulish goddess associated with water.  She ruled over the sacred healing spring of Sablon.

Latis - British goddess, deity of pools, bogs, and watery places.  She was local to Cumbria.

Macha - An Irish goddess of life, war, and death.  Macha is an incarnation of the Morrigan.  She feeds on the heads of slain enemies.

Maeve - A goddess of war and earth ferility.

Margawse - A Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess.

Medb - An Irish goddess of war who can blind the enemies if they catch sight of her and runs faster than the swiftess horses.  Medb is a lewd woman and also a fertitlity goddess requiring 30 men a day to satisfy her immense sexual appetite.  The name Medb translates to "Drunk Woman".  She is also a goddess of sovereignty, territory, and sexuality.

Morrigan - "The Great Queen" and supreme Irish warrior goddess.  She is the goddess of death and war and often shapeshifts into the crow or raven to lead the army into battle.  Morrigan represents the sometimes frightening side of female energy is associated with the dark goddess, fate, death, war, and the power of fertility.  The Morrigan is a great warrior goddess and is sometimes associated wtih Morgan Le Fay of Aurthraian myth.

Nair - An Irish goddess of modesty who took the High King Crebhan to the Otherworld and gave him treasures.

Nantosuelta - Gaulish goddess of streams, valleys, and nature who is also symbolised by a raven.

Nemain - A goddess of war whos name means "Painc". 

Nehalennia - Gaulish goddess of the sea.

Nemain - An Irish goddess of war and wife of Neit.  She, along with Dea (Hateful), Badb (Fury), Nemain (Venomous), Macha (Personifcation of battle), and the Morrigan (Supremem war goddes), hovers over battlefields to inspire battle maddness.

Nemetona - A Gaulish war goddess and goddess of the sacred grove.  She is conncted to fertility cults and thermal waters.

Niamh - An Irish goddess of brightness and beauty who helps heros at their death.

Nostilouc - A Gaulish witch goddess.

Penardun - A Welsh goddes; the daughter of the mother goddess Don who weds Llyr and is the mother of Manawydan, Bran, and Branwen. 

Olwen - A Welsh goddess of springtime, love, and flowers. 

Rhiannon - The Welsh counterpart to the Gaulish Epona symbolised by horses and birds and associated with poetic incantations, fertility, charms, enchanment, and the moon.  She is a goddess of horses, war, and battle and the wife of Pwyll.  She also has a son, Pryderi, who succeeds Pwyll as the ruler of the Otherworld and Dyfed.

Rosmerta - A goddess of wealth and feriltity mostly worshipped in Gaul.  Rosmerta means "The Great Provider".  She is symbolised by a stick with two snakes or the cornucopia (horn of plenty) and may be invoked for money or fertility.

Sequana - A river goddess and goddess of health.  She was the goddess of the source of the Seine.

Shannon - The Irish goddess of the River Shannon.

Sirona - The Gaulish goddess of the Mosel Valley and astronomy.  Her name means "star" and is usually paired with Grannos. 

Sheela-Na-Gig - A primal Earth mother and ferility goddess worshipped in ancient times by the Irish.  Depicted on ancient amulets and carvings as a nude female with pronounced breasts, squatting and holding her vagina open.  Ironically, these carvings are often found on pre-sixteenth century Irish churches and her image is said to gaurd against bad and bewitchment as well as promot fertility.

Sulevia - Gaulish patroness of the Art of Healing who is honoured at the thermal springs in Bath.

Tephi - An Irish goddess who co-founded tea.

Tlachtga - A goddess who is the daughter of the druid Mug Ruith of munster. 

White Lady - The goddess of Death.
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