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October 7th, 2004

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01:01 pm - Notes from a workshop for someone in particular. . .
Gaulish Deities:

VII. Nehellenia

Venerated at two shrines on the North Sea (in modern-day Netherlands), this Goddess is likely a non-Celtic deity who was introduced to the Celts when they arrived. Her name means nothing in Celtic, but appears to mean something like "Steerswoman".

Her iconography is interesting:
Her on a ship's prow
Shown with dolphins
Always with a dog (unusual for a female Celtic deity)
Her shrines have her in "cave-looking" places, under cannopies, etc.

Interestingly, both her shrines were taken by the North Sea, which engulfed them during antiquity.

Her cult was very rich, and consisted mainly of maritime traders and merchants.
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Date:October 7th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for this, I can't wait to learn more and more! Oh, have you gotten my package yet? I think you should call me when you do, that way I can call you back (free long distance) and tell you about the interesting things I stuffed in there at the last minute...

Oh, and we can talk about walking with fire....did you know that GoG's Samhain will be in honor of Agni?!? Crazy circumstances: I think I will let Narabali know, so that I can be sure and learn lots of things when I am there.


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