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  • Lugus (Lugh/Lleu) god of light, war, art, and possibly the moon. often described as short, with long blonde hair and a beardless face, wielding a spear and a red shield

    4 33.33%
  • Sucellos/Dis Pater? (Dagda/Gwydion?) god of life & death, fertility and decay, tall bearded man with a large blunt weapon (club/mallet) in one hand and a cauldron/olla in the other

    0 0%
  • Nantosuelta (Morrigan) goddess of war, and death, perhaps fertility like her husband Sucellos, often connected with corvids (crows, ravens)

    2 16.67%
  • Nodens (Nuada/Nudd) god associated with kingship, hunting, healing, hounds, and the sea (perhaps a sea god as well)

    2 16.67%
  • Epona (Macha/Etain/Rhiannon) goddess of horses, fertility, and sovereignty (perhaps had a ritual involving the the marking of kingship)

    1 8.33%
  • Ogmios (Ogma) god of eloquence, writing, & possibly guider of the souls. Described by roman authors as like a old tan hercules with chains extending from his tongue around the ears of his followers

    0 0%
  • Belenos (Oengus?/Beli mawr) god of light, and possibly the sun, possibly the celtic 'deus pter'

    0 0%
  • Taranis/Loucetios (Tuireann/Taran) god of lightning and storms, fertilizer of the crops and protector of man using his lightning bolts, while riding his horse and carrying his wheel

    2 16.67%
  • Brigantia (Brigid) goddess of the dawn, and the hearth. Often depicted as being equipped for war like Athena, and known for being a smith

    1 8.33%
  • Gobannos (Goibniu/Gofannon) the celtic Hephaestus, smith of the gods

    0 0%
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    Went with Lugh
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    Morrigan and Blodeuwedd, the latter mostly just because wherever her feet touched the ground, flowers would grow.

    Male deities: Maybe Lugh "of the Long Arm"

    I haven't researched Celtic myth in depth because, even though I have partial Celtic ancestry, I find the orthography of Celtic languages to be slightly cacophonous and Celtic mythology to be relatively unsophisticated when compared to Greco-Roman myth.

    Edit: I went with Epona because her connection to horses and sovereignty (kingship) has parallels with the Vedic "horse sacrifice (Ashvamedha)" ritual. In this rite, a horse was let loose to run across the land. The amount of land he traversed was thought to be the land that the Raja presided over. I assume that after this, the horse was sacrificed (bali).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Óttar View Post
    Morrigan and Blodeuwedd, the latter mostly just because wherever her feet touched the ground, flowers would grow.

    Male deities: Maybe Lugh "of the Long Arm"

    I haven't researched Celtic myth in depth because, even though I have partial Celtic ancestry, I find the orthography of Celtic languages to be slightly cacophonous and Celtic mythology to be relatively unsophisticated when compared to Greco-Roman myth.

    Edit: I went with Epona because her connection to horses and sovereignty (kingship) has parallels with the Vedic "horse sacrifice (Ashvamedha)" ritual. In this rite, a horse was let loose to run across the land. The amount of land he traversed was thought to be the land that the Raja presided over. I assume that after this, the horse was sacrificed (bali).
    it only appears so because many stories have been lost, & most that are still around don't have fully translated scriptures on the internet or anywhere of easy access. Trust me, go watch The Sanctuary of the Gods channel, he himself is a pagan, but he tries to look at the text from a scholarly perspective in most videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Óttar View Post
    Morrigan and Blodeuwedd, the latter mostly just because wherever her feet touched the ground, flowers would grow.

    Male deities: Maybe Lugh "of the Long Arm"

    I haven't researched Celtic myth in depth because, even though I have partial Celtic ancestry, I find the orthography of Celtic languages to be slightly cacophonous and Celtic mythology to be relatively unsophisticated when compared to Greco-Roman myth.

    Edit: I went with Epona because her connection to horses and sovereignty (kingship) has parallels with the Vedic "horse sacrifice (Ashvamedha)" ritual. In this rite, a horse was let loose to run across the land. The amount of land he traversed was thought to be the land that the Raja presided over. I assume that after this, the horse was sacrificed (bali).
    Also Blodeuwedd was literally made for Lleu (welsh Lugh) and yet cheated on him and plotted his murder, so even if she's a cool deity, she's a nasty character

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace O'Malley View Post
    Well I already have the Morrigan in my sig so that is what I voted for. My favourite Gaelic gods are Lir and his son Manannán mac Lir who are sea gods. One of my favourite ancient stories is the Children of Lir.
    I find the fact that he and his son Manannan are mentioned in both gaelic and brythonnic myth fascinating, and makes me wonder what the Gaulish equivalent would be

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    Lugo was my choice
    You meet saints everywhere. They can be anywhere. They are people behaving decently in an indecent society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roi_Xordo View Post
    Lugo was my choice
    Is that the Galician Lugus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOldNorth View Post
    Is that the Galician Lugus?
    Yeah

    You meet saints everywhere. They can be anywhere. They are people behaving decently in an indecent society.

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