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Name
Gender
Nation
Domain
Key Facts
Afagddu
M
Welsh
"ugly"
Son of Ceridwen
Ailill
M
Irish
Mortal hero from Connaught
Hero from Ireland who helped lead the rest of Ireland against Connaught with the help of Queen Maeve/Medb
Andraste
F
Celtic
War Goddess
Boudicca, before taking on the Romans, performed a rite to invoke Andraste which included releasing
a live hare. After the sack of
London, Boudicca took her female prisoners to Andraste's grove for a
sacrifice.  However, the torture and mutilation Boudicca inflicted may
have had more to do with
retribution for the rape of her daughters than rite.
Anu
F
Irish
ancestral mother goddess
 
Arianrhod
F
Welsh
"Silver Wheel", both Virgin and Mother
Descendant of Don, failed virginity test to become foot holder and gave birth to Dylan and Llew Llaw Gyffes
Bel
M
Celtic
God of Fire
Celebrated at Beltaine
Blodeuwedd
F
Welsh
 
Unfaithful wife fashioned for Llew out of flowers
Boudicca
F
Celtic
Historical Queen of the Iceni
Led the Iceni of Eastern Britain in a revolt against the Romans.  Her story is too great for just a paragraph in a table.  I recommend
you read further about her.
Braciaca
M
Romano-ce
lt
God of Malt
Part of tradition which leader gives alcohol to warriors on the eve of battle
Bran
M
Welsh
"the blessed"
Extremely large and extremely moral, from Harlech (a town in North Wales), head was cut off and
lived for years beyond his body
Branwen
F
Welsh
 
Sister of Manawydan and Bran, dies of broken heart over death of her son
Brigantia
3 F
Scottish
Her domain was the Northern Federation of the Brigantes
War Goddess
Brigit
F
Irish
fertility, healing, wisdom
Daughter of the Dagda
Boann
F
Irish
deity of the river Boyne, fertility and sovereignty, "white cow"
Mother of Oenghus (by Dagda), husband of Nechtan.  Gave birth to 3 sons whose names are the same as the names of music played by a harpist:  sleep, sorrow,
laughter.  
Caer
F
Irish
semi-divine love of Oenghus
Forced to spend every Samhain as a swan until saved by Oenghus.
Cathbadh
M
Irish
Mortal Druid
Advisor to King Conchobar
Ceridwen
F
Welsh
witch, sorceress, area is Bala/ Lake of Tegid
Mother of Crearwy and Afagddu. To compensate for Afagddu creates potion for all knowledge which brewed for 1 year.  Gwion accidentally licked 3 drops and received all the knowledge meant for Afagddu
Cernunnos
M
Celtic
"Horned God"
Usually depicted with stag antlers.
Clota
F
Scottish
the divine washer
Associated with the river Clyde
Cigfa
F
Welsh
 
Wwife of Pryderi
Codicius
M
Romano-ce
lt
Northern British war god
Root of name may be coch, which is Welsh for red
Conall Cernach
M
Irish
mortal hero
Hero under King Conchobar. Conchobar's treachery drove him to the court of Connacht
King Conchobar
M
Irish
King of Ulster
Lusted for Deirdre
Cormac
M
Irish
son of King Conchobar. Mortal Hero
Hero under King Conchobar. Conchobar's treachery drove him to the court of Connacht
Crearwy
F
Welsh
"Beautiful"
 
Cu Chulainn
M
Irish
Mortal hero of Ulster
 
Cumhaill
M
Irish
Mortal King of Fianna until overthrown by Goll mac Morna
Father of Finn
Dagda
M
Irish
 
Irish version of Esus, Symbolic union with Morrigan on Samhain to
ensure future fertility and prosperity
Danu
F
Irish
ancestral mother goddess
Coincidence that her name is very similar to Anu's?  probably not... also related to Don
Deirdre
F
Irish
 
Father was Fedlimid
Diarmid
M
Irish
mortal
In love with Grainne, hunted by Finn, helped by Oenghus. Eventually had 5 children with Grainne but was killed by treachery of Finn.
Don
F
Welsh
very early mother goddess
Mother of Math ap Mathonwy and much of the Welsh pantheon
Donn
M
Celtic
"the brown or dark one"
He is the first to have been born and then to die, there fore he rules the underworld since he got there first.  All are descended from him.
Dylan
M
Welsh
the sea
Son of Arianrhod
Efnisien
M
Welsh
 
Angered by betrothal of Branwen to Matholwch and castrated the horses of the Irish in retaliation
King Eochaidh
M
Irish
mortal King of Ireland
Tricked into sleeping with his daughter when tried to get back Etain.  By this time incest was taboo.
Epona
F
Celtic
Horse Goddess
The Great Queen, protector of soldiers and their horses in war and of fertility outside of battle
Eriu (can be triple
goddess with
Banbha and Fodla)
F
Irish
Ireland
Offers a red liquor to her consort, showing his right to kingship
Esus
M
Celtic
Good/All-Competent
Human sacrifices performed in honor of him through hanging
Etain
F
Irish
mortal
Love interest of Midhir.  Punishment from jealousy of Fuamnach was to be reborn 1000 years later and
married to King Eochaidh
Fedlimid
M
Celtic
mortal
Father of Deirdre, chief bard at court of King Conchobar
Ferghus
M
Irish
Mortal Hero
hero under King Conchobar.
Conchobar's treachery drove him to the court of Connacht
Finn
M
Irish
 
Gained knowledge after touching the roasted flesh of the Salmon of Knowledge, father of Oisinn, in love
with Diarmaid.  He is the son of Muirna and Cumhaill.
Fuamnach
F
Irish
goddess
Wife of Midhir who hated Etain out of jealously
Gilfaethwy
M
Welsh
 
Brother of Gwydion, raper of Goewin. Punishment for him and Gwydion was to be changed into 3 different animals, each for a year,
mate and produce a child.
Goibniu/Govannon
M
Irish/Welsh
smith god
Considered the child of Brigid in the Irish mythology and Danu in the
Welsh.
Goewin
F
Welsh
 
Virgin foot bearer for Math until raped, Math married her after rape.
Grainne
F
Irish
mortal
In love with Diarmaid, pursued by Finn
Gwawl
M
Welsh
 
Original suitor of Rhiannon
Gwern
M
Welsh from
Ireland
 
Son of Branwen and Matholwch, murdered by his Uncle Efnisien
Gwion
M
Welsh
 
Eaten by Ceridwen and reborn as Taliesin
Gwydion
M
Welsh
 
Nephew and student of Math
Llew Llaw Gyffes
M
Welsh
 
Son of Arianrhod
Llwyd
M
Welsh
Magician
From Annwn, punished house of Rhiannon for trickery agfainst Gwawl
Lugh
M
Irish
"skilled in many arts"
Cconquered the evil creatures of the other world
Mabon
M
Welsh
hunter god
Son of Modron
Mac Da Tho
M
Irish
god of communal feasts, especially
connected with otherworld feasts
Hosted reconciliatory feast
between Ulster and Connaught
Queen Maeve, Medb
F
Irish
some consider her the same as Morrigan. Queen who helps to overthrow the Ulster Connaughts.
 
Manannan
M
Irish
"King of the Land of Promise", he was associated with rebirth and other magical powers
God of the Sea, hapeshifter, chief dwelling is the Isle of Man, has 3 legs
Manawydan
M
Welsh
craftsman, magician
 
Math ap Mathonwy
M
Welsh
 
Magician and King of Gwynedd
Matholwch
M
Welsh from
Ireland
 
Mate of Branwen, King of Ireland
Matronae
3 F
Latin for
Celtic
triple mother goddesses representing: strength, power and fertility
 
Midhir
M
Irish
 
In love with Etain, married to
Fuamnach
Modron
F
Welsh
creation
The ultimate mother goddess, the first
Morrigan, (Badbh,
Nemain and Macha
are the triple
goddess form)  
F
Irish
"queen of the demons", fertility and
destruction, from Connacht, Nemain
represents fury,  Badbh represents rage or violence and has the symbol of the raven. Macha is a territory and fertility goddess, and
predicts the destruction by the Tain Bo Cuailnge
Consort of Dagda, symbolized by the horse, as a sovereignty goddess she was the consort of the mortal kings through a ritual
union which was a prosperity rite
Muirna
F
Irish
 
Mother of Finn, wife of Cumhaill, ensured safety of her son during overthrow of husband by given him
to Druidesses
Nantosuelta
F
Latin for
Celtic
She is seen in a long robe with long, flowing hair pulled up with a diadem.  Her symbols are a house, a pot, sometimes a raven or
honeycombs.  She is a domestic goddess.
Her mate is Sucellus.
Nechtan
M
Irish
guardian of a well which overflowed and became the river Boyne
Husband of Boann
Ness
F
Irish
 
Mother of King Conchobar
Niamh
F
Irish
enchantress, of Golden Hair
She lures Oisinn, son of Finn, to the land of Forever Young (Tir na n'Og)
Nuadu
M
Celtic
 
 
Oenghus
M
Irish
nicknames mac Og or young son, god of love, "of the birds"
Son of Dagda and Boann's affair. Helped Grainne and Diarmaid escape Finn. Foster father to Diarmaid. Through enchantment was conceived and born on the same day.  Loved Caer.  Home said to be Newgrange.
Oisinn
M
Irish
 
Son of Finn
Pryderi
M
Welsh
associated with horse
 
Pwyll
M
Welsh
associated with horses
Won, lost and won Rhiannon from the otherworld (Annwn) with Rhiannon's help.
Rhiannon
F
Welsh
represented by birds or horses, name means "Great Queen"
Wife of Pwyll, mother of Pryderi, wife of Manawydan
Rosemerta
F
Celtic
"Great Provider", prosperity, regenerative powers.  Her symbols are an offering plate and a cornucopia.  Sometimes she is shown with a bucket...possibly relating to butter churning or cheese making.
Her mate was given the latin name Mercury.
Saluviae
3 F
Latin for
Celtic
triple goddesses over springs
 
Sharvan the Surly
M
Irish
Monster
One Eyed giant in the Forest of Duvnos
Sheela-na-gig
F
Celtic
goddess of both creation and destruction
Her images are used though the medieval period.
Silvanus
M
romano -
celtic
god of wild things
 
Sinann
F
Irish
patron goddess of the river Shannon
 
Sirona
F
Celtic
also Sabrina?
goddess of hot springs and healing
Sucellus
M
Latin for
Celtic
He is a hammer god and is shown with a long-shafted hammer.
He is the consort of Nantosuelta.
Taliesin
M
Welsh
"Radiant Brow"
Beautiful, greatest satirist and bard.  Had gift of prophecy.
Taranis
M
Celtic
Sky/Thunder
Human sacrifices performed in honor of him through burning
Teutates
M
Celtic
Tribal God
Human sacrifices performed in honor of him through drowning

 

 

 

   
 
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