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The Celtic pantheon is known from a variety of sources such as written Celtic mythology, ancient places of worship, statues, engravings, cult objects, and place or personal names.

Celtic deities can fall under two categories; general deities and local deities. "General deities" were known by Celts throughout large regions, and are the gods and goddesses invoked for protection, healing, luck, and honour. The "local deities" were the spirits of a particular feature of the landscape, such as mountains, trees, or rivers, and thus were generally only known by the locals in the surrounding areas.

After Celtic lands became Christianised, there were attempts by Christian writers to euhemerise or even demonise the pre-Christian deities. For example, the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythological sources have commonly been interpreted to be a divine pantheon, despite certain redactors' interjecting that the Tuatha Dé Danann were merely mortals, or else that they were demons.

Gaulish and Brythonic deities

The Gaulish Celts inhabited the region corresponding to modern-day France and Belgium. The Brythonic Celts, or Britons, inhabited most of the island of Great Britain and later migrated to Brittany.


  • Abandinus, possibly a river-god
  • Abellio (Abelio, Abelionni), god of apple trees
  • Alaunus (Fin), god of healing and prophesy
  • Alisanos (Alisaunus)
  • Ambisagrus, a god of thunder and lightning
  • Anextiomarus (Anextlomarus, Anextlomara), a protector god
  • Atepomarus, a horse god
  • Arvernus, a tribal god
  • Arausio, a god of water
  • Barinthus (Manannán mac Lir), a god of the sea and water
  • Belatu-Cadros (Belatucadros, Belatucadrus,
    Balatocadrus, Balatucadrus, Balaticaurus,
    Balatucairus, Baliticaurus, Belatucairus,
    Belatugagus, Belleticaurus, Blatucadrus,
    and Blatucairus), a god of war
  • Belenus (Belinus, Belanus, Belenos, Belinos, Belinu, Belanu, Bellinus, Belus, Bel), a god of healing.
  • Borvo (Bormo, Bormanus), a god of mineral and hot springs
  • Buxenus, a god of box trees
  • Camalus (Camulus, Camulos), a god of war and sky
  • Canetonnessis
  • Cernunnos
  • Cicolluis
  • Cimbrianus
  • Cissonius (Cisonius, Cesonius), a god of trade
  • Mars Cnabetius, a god of war
  • Cocidius, a god of war
  • Condatis, a god of the confluences of rivers
  • Contrebis (Contrebis, Contrebus), a god of a city
  • Dii Casses
  • Dis Pater (Dispater), a god of the underworld
  • Esus (Hesus)
  • Fagus, a god of beech trees
  • Genii Cucullati, Hooded Spirits
  • Grannus, a god of healing and mineral springs
  • Icaunus, a god of a river
  • Intarabus
  • Iovantucarus, a protector of youth
  • Lenus, a healing god
  • Leucetios (Leucetius), a god of thunder
  • Lugus, creation and learning
  • Luxovius (Luxovius), a god of a city's water
  • Maponos (Maponus), a god of youth
  • Mogons (Moguns)
  • Moritasgus, a healing badger god
  • Mullo
  • Nemausus, a god worshipped at Nîmes
  • Nerius
  • Nodens (Nudens, Nodons), a god of healing, the sea, hunting and dogs
  • Ogmios
  • Robor, a god of oak trees
  • Rudianos, a god of war
  • Segomo, a god of war
  • Smertrios (Smertios, Smertrius), a god of war
  • Sucellos (Sucellus, Sucellos), a god of love and time
  • Taranis, a god of thunder
  • Toutatis (Caturix, Teutates), a tribal god
  • Veteris (Vitiris, Vheteris, Huetiris, Hueteris)
  • Virotutis
  • Visucius
  • Vindonnus, a hunting and healing god
  • Vinotonus
  • Vosegus, a god of the Vosges


  • Abnoba, a goddess of rivers and forests
  • Adsullata, goddess of the River Savus
  • Aericura
  • Agrona, a goddess of war
  • Ancamna, a water goddess
  • Andarta, a goddess of war
  • Andraste, goddess of victory
  • Arduinna, goddess of the Ardennes Forest
  • Aufaniae
  • Arnemetia, a water goddess
  • Artio, goddess of the bear
  • Aventia
  • Aveta, a mother goddess, associated with the fresh-water spring at Trier in what is now Germany
  • Belisama, goddess of lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light, consort of Belenus
  • Brigantia
  • Britannia, originally a personification of the island, later made into a goddess
  • Camma
  • Campestres
  • Clota, patron goddess of the River Clyde
  • Coventina, goddess of wells and springs
  • Damara, a fertility goddess
  • Damona, consort of Apollo Borvo and of Apollo Moritasgus
  • Dea Matrona, "divine mother goddess" and goddess of the river Marne in Gaul
  • Dea Sequana, goddess of the river Seine
  • Debranua, a goddess of speed and fat
  • Epona, fertility goddess, protector of horses, donkeys, and mules
  • Erecura, earth goddess
  • Icovellauna, a water goddess
  • Litavis
  • Mairiae
  • Nantosuelta, goddess of nature, the earth, fire, and fertility in Gaul
  • Nemetona
  • Ritona (Pritona), goddess of fords
  • Rosmerta, goddess of fertility and abundance
  • Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn
  • Senua
  • Sequana, goddess of the river Seine
  • Sirona, goddess of healing
  • Suleviae, a triune version of Sulis
  • Sulis, a solar nourishing, life-giving goddess and an agent of curses
  • Tamesis, goddess of the River Thames
  • Verbeia, goddess of the River Wharfe

Welsh deities/characters

The Welsh were the Britons that inhabited modern-day Wales (Welsh: Cymru). After the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, much of the Brythonic territories came under Anglo-Saxon influence, but in Wales, however, Brythonic Celtic religion was largely retained. Many Welsh myths were later Christianized so it is sometimes difficult to determine if their characters were originally gods, mortals, or historical figures.


  • Aeron - god of battle and slaughter
  • Amaethon - god of agriculture
  • Arawn - king of the otherworld realm of Annwn
  • Afallach - descendant of Beli Mawr and father of Mabon ap Modron
  • Beli Mawr - ancestor deity
  • Bendigeidfran - giant and king of Britain
  • Culhwch
  • Dwyfan
  • Dylan Ail Don
  • Euroswydd
  • Gofannon
  • Gwydion
  • Gwyddno Garanhir
  • Gwyn ap Nudd
  • Hafgan
  • Lleu Llaw Gyffes
  • Lludd Llaw Eraint
  • Llŷr
  • Mabon ap Modron|Mabon
  • Manawydan
  • Math fab Mathonwy
  • Myrddin Wyllt
  • Nisien and Efnysien (twin brothers)
  • Pryderi
  • Pwyll
  • Taliesin
  • Ysbaddaden


  • Arianrhod
  • Blodeuwedd
  • Branwen|Brânwen
  • Ceridwen
  • Cigfa
  • Creiddylad
  • Cyhyraeth
  • Dôn
  • Elen
  • Modron
  • Olwen
  • Penarddun
  • Rhiannon

Gaelic deities


  • Abcán
  • Abhean
  • Aed
  • Aengus aka Áengus aka Óengus
  • Aillil
  • Alastir
  • Aí aka Aoi
  • Balor aka Balar
  • Bodb Dearg aka Bodhbh Dearg
  • Brea
  • Bres aka Eochaid Bres
  • Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba
  • Buarainech
  • Cian
  • Cichol
  • Conand aka Conann
  • Corb
  • Creidhne aka Credne
  • Crom Cruach
  • Crom Dubh
  • Cú Roí
  • Dagda
  • Dáire
  • Dian Cecht
  • Donn
  • Ecne
  • Egobail
  • Elatha aka Elathan
  • Elcmar aka Elcmhaire
  • Goibniu aka Goibhniu
  • Lir]] sea god
  • Luchtaine aka Luchta
  • Lugh aka Lú
  • Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, and Mac Gréine
  • Manannán mac Lir
  • Miach
  • Midir aka Midhir
  • Mug Ruith
  • Nechtan
  • Neit
  • Nuada aka Nuadha
  • Ogma aka Oghma
  • Seonaidh
  • Tethra
  • Tuireann


  • Aibell aka Aoibheal
  • Aimend
  • Áine
  • Airmed aka Airmid
  • Anann aka Anand aka Anu
  • Badb aka Badhbh
  • Banba aka Banbha
  • Bébinn aka Bébhinn aka Bébhionn aka Béfionn
  • Bé Chuille
  • Beira
  • Biróg
  • Boann aka Boand
  • Brigid aka Brigit aka Brighid aka Bríd
  • Caer Ibormeith|Caer
  • Cailleach
  • Canola
  • Cessair aka Ceasair
  • Cethlenn aka Cethleann
  • Cliodhna aka Clídna
  • Crobh Dearg
  • Danu aka Dana
  • Ériu aka Éire
  • Ernmas
  • Étaín
  • Ethniu aka Eithne
  • Fand
  • Fionnuala aka Fionnghuala
  • Flidais
  • Fódla aka Fódhla
  • Lí Ban
  • Macha
  • Medb aka Meadhbh aka Meabh
  • Medb Lethderg
  • Mongfind aka Mongfhionn
  • Morrígan aka Morríghan
  • Mór Muman aka Mór Mumhan
  • Nemain aka Nemhain
  • Niamh
  • Plor na mBan
  • Sheela na Gig
  • Tailtiu aka Taillte
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