Tag Archives: Treveri

By popular demand, part 2: Ðirona

Ðirona, also known as Sirona (and even Sirona and Θirona: tau gallicum for the win!), is a Gaulish deity who should probably get more press than she currently does. Healing! Starlight! Regeneration! Sacred waters! In fact, have I devoted a … Continue reading

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A vision of Epona

Epona, Gaulish goddess of horses and an august queen among deities, is one of the most famous divine figures from Gaul. After Cernunnos, she is probably the most widely known and widely worshipped today. And she has figured in my … Continue reading

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O Kalends, my Kalends!

This time last year, I presented a ritual at Olympia, Washington, in honour of Rome and Augustus on the occasion of the Kalends of August. I’d like to reiterate my thanks to the organizers of Many Gods West last year, … Continue reading

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Tales of Ritona

The four tales below in no way represent historically attested, ‘canonical’ mythology of Ritona, which unfortunately does not exist. I offer it to the world as ‘fan fiction’, as it were, concerning a number of deities—notably Ritona and Minerva—who are … Continue reading

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Behold Ritona

Here is the image I prepared as a modern interpretation of the ancient goddess Ritona, who is known from Augusta Treverorum (Trier) and other places in Gaul. This image brings together many of the elements historically attested from Ritona’s iconography, … Continue reading

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In search of Ritona

I want to say a few words about the goddess Ritona, who has been on my mind a lot in the past few months. By some measures, she must rank as one of the most major ‘minor’ deities from northeastern … Continue reading

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A Faustinian item, and a day to honour Mars Loucetius and Victoria Nemetona

One of Diva Faustina Augusta’s most important cultic aspects is that of ‘New Ceres’ (Noua Ceres in Latin, Νέα Δημήτηρ in Greek). Faustina the Elder was certainly not the only imperial lady likened to Ceres, but Cererean imagery is unusually … Continue reading

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